Irish Journal of Education, Vol. 43, 2020

Editorial for Volume 43 Gerry Shiel, Mary Lewis and Jude Cosgrove [DOWNLOAD PDF] Tom Kellaghan and the Irish Journal of Education: Works of a leader and a pioneer in educational research Mary Lewis and Gerry Shiel This article describes the contributions of Thomas Kellaghan (1933-2017) to the Irish Journal of Education between 1967 and 2015,Read more…

ERC DOTS is now live!

We are delighted to announce that our new online assessment system, ERC DOTS (Drumcondra Online Testing System), is now live and ready for schools to use. All schools should have received an email from the ERC at the end of April with unique login credentials for their own accounts. Primary and post-primary schools can purchase tests, set up testRead more…

NAMER 2021 field work begins

After being postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the administration of the National Assessments of Mathematics and English Reading (NAMER) tests and questionnaires will begin next week, on May 4th. The administration window runs until May 14th. Approximately 12,000 pupils in Second and Sixth classes, along with their teachers and principals, willRead more…

Introductory Videos about PIRLS

Video for parents/guardians This video provides information about PIRLS for parents/guardians of children who have been selected to take part in the study. Click here for video.   Video for pupils This video provides information about PIRLS for pupils who have been selected to take part in the study. If you are the teacher ofRead more…

ERC launches initial national report for TIMSS 2019

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) today launched the initial national report for TIMSS 2019 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study). TIMSS is one of the world’s largest studies of educational achievement and today’s report describes the main achievement findings in mathematics and science for students at Fourth Class and Second Year. It can be downloaded here.