International assessments

Currently, Ireland participates in the IEA’s Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) (Fourth Class), the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) (15-year-olds), and the IEA’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (Fourth Class and Second Year). The ERC is Ireland’s project manager and governing board representative on each of these studies.

The ERC also sits on the governing board for the OECD’s Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) whose implementation is overseen by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Click on a link under the ‘Studies’ tab at the top of the page to find out more about the international studies that we currently oversee.

Previously, Ireland participated in OECD’s 2008 Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS) and in IEA’s 2009 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) and these studies were overseen by the ERC.