TIMSS 2019 Report published by the ERC

The ERC has published a follow-up report drawing on TIMSS 2019 data which explores the areas in mathematics and science where students in Ireland perform particularly strongly as well as the areas where they do less well. The report can be downloaded here and Appendix Tables here. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science StudyRead more…

Call for Inputs – Glaonna d’ionchuir

The ERC is calling for inputs to gather the views of stakeholders on how the role of the ERC may evolve over the coming period and what strategic priorities should be included in our forthcoming Strategy. The ERC’s forthcoming Strategy will cover the five years from 2025 to 2030. The aim of this Call forRead more…

ERC launches report on Creative Thinking in PISA 2022

The ERC has published a new report on creative thinking – Cultivating Creativity: What the PISA 2022 results say about creative thinking in Ireland. The report draws on data from the student, parent and school questionnaires from PISA 2022 and explores young people’s experience of creativity and creative thinking inside and outside of school, and withinRead more…

ERC launches a new report about home backgrounds, classrooms and schools of pupils in Urban DEIS schools

The ERC is pleased to have launched a new report – Ireland’s 2021 National Assessments of Mathematics and English Reading: Exploring the home backgrounds, classrooms and schools of pupils in Urban DEIS schools. The report draws on data from the pupil, teacher and school questionnaires from NAMER ’21 and profiles the homes, classrooms, and schoolsRead more…

Irish Journal of Education Special Issue on SCoTENS research

The ERC’s Irish Journal of Education is delighted to publish the Special Issue “Teachers as Researchers: A Cross-Border Collaboration on the Island of Ireland” featuring a selection of open-access, high-quality, practitioner-led research articles from SCoTENS projects. The articles in this Special Issue, covering a variety of topic areas and methodologies, with some focusing on theRead more…

ERC launches results for PISA 2022

The ERC is pleased to release the national results for PISA 2022, with information on the achievements of 15-year olds in Ireland. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The study assesses the knowledge and skills of students in three cognitive domains (mathematics,Read more…

ERC launches a new framework for the evaluation of teachers’ professional learning in Ireland

The framework for the evaluation of teachers’ professional learning in Ireland is the result of a major four-year study commissioned by the Department of Education (DoE). It represents an important step towards meeting commitments made by the DoE to evaluate and enhance the professional development activities of teachers and school leaders. The TPL evaluation frameworkRead more…