New Interim Chief Executive appointed

The ERC’s Governing Board has approved the appointment of Dr Aidan Clerkin as the new Interim Chief Executive of the ERC. The current Chief Executive, Dr Jude Cosgrove, is finishing on April 29 to take up a position with the European Commission. The Board and staff of the ERC wish to acknowledge and give sincereRead more…

ERC welcomes the expansion of the DEIS programme

The ERC welcomes the announcement of the expansion of DEIS at primary and post-primary levels. The ERC has been working with the Department of Education for many years on the monitoring and evaluation of DEIS and has supported work on the revised DEIS identification model. The revised DEIS identification system is possible as there haveRead more…

Temporary positions available for the scoring of student responses on a ‎maths and science assessment

In April and May 2022, the Educational Research Centre (ERC) will be involved in scoring student responses on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).  TIMSS is an international comparative study of mathematics and science achievement at both primary (Fourth class) and post-primary (Second Year) level. It takes place every four years andRead more…

New Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs at the ERC

September 2021: The ERC is delighted to welcome our new Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs, Damian Downes, and congratulate him on his appointment.  Damian was previously Director of Corporate Services at the Medical Council (2019 – 2021), and College Secretary and Registrar at the National College of Art and Design (2011 – 2019). Prior toRead more…