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.

New ERC report compares the reading, mathematics and science achievement of students in DEIS and non-DEIS schools.

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) launches a new report on November 26th which examines the achievement of 15-year old students in DEIS schools. It is based on data collected for the OECD’s PISA study. The new report is a detailed national analysis that compares the achievements of students in DEIS and non-DEIS schools in 2018Read more…

ERC publishes report describing the students’ perspectives on their school and on learning mathematics and science in Ireland

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) today launched a report describing the students’ perspectives on their school and on learning mathematics and science in Ireland.  It reports data collected for TIMSS 2015 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), one of the world’s largest studies of educational achievement, based on the responses of about 9000 studentsRead more…

New standardised test of English literacy for 1st Years – Available free of charge until 6th Nov. 2020

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), in collaboration with the ERC, is delighted to announce an exciting new standardised test of literacy in English for use in post-primary schools, called the Post-Primary Assessment and Diagnosis – English (PPAD-E). The PPAD-E is a screening and diagnostic tool for assessing literacy skills that is specifically designed forRead more…

Prodigy Learning to provide online assessment platform for standardised testing in Irish schools

The ERC is delighted to announce Prodigy Learning has been awarded the contract to provide an online assessment platform for standardised testing in Irish primary and post-primary schools by the ERC. The ERC are partnering with Prodigy Learning to provide a state-of-the-art platform for delivering standardised tests to Irish schools. Further details can be foundRead more…

Tumoideachas i mBunscoileanna lán-Ghaeilge i gCeantair Mhíbhuntáiste

Tá tuairisc ar an tumoideachas i mbunscoileanna DEIS Banda 1 agus 2 foilsithe ag COGG (An Chomhairle Um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta). Rinne na húdair, Karen Ní Chlochasaigh (Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach), Gerry Shiel (an Foras Taighde ar Oideachas) agus Pádraig Ó Duibhir (Institiúid Oideachais, Ollscoil Bhaile Átha Cliath) iniúchadh ar athróga a bhaineannRead more…

ERC strategic plan 2019-2021 published

On April 3, the ERC published its first strategic plan covering 2019-2021. While the Centre has been in existence since 1966, it was not established as an independent statutory body until September 2015. The strategic plan attempts to capture the dual elements of transition and tradition, building on what has been achieved in order toRead more…

Standardised Testing Information

The Department of Education and Skills announced the decision on the 27th April to cancel Standardised Testing for primary schools for the 2019/2020 school year as all schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions and at that time there was uncertainty as to when schools would reopen.  The Department also announced that, as a resultRead more…

Christmas closure details

The ERC offices are currently opened on a needs basis only due to the COVID 19 outbreak but email communication is operating as normal. Urgent queries to info@erc.ie or phone 086 781 1553. Christmas closure: The Test Department will be closed for business from 5 pm on 18/12/2020 and reopen on 06/01/2020 at 9am. The Centre willRead more…