Sunday 11 December 2016

Centre will focus on better ways to assess students

Published 27/04/2016 | 02:30

New and better ways of assessing Irish students at all stages of education is the focus of a research centre at Dublin City University. Stock Image
New and better ways of assessing Irish students at all stages of education is the focus of a research centre at Dublin City University. Stock Image

New and better ways of assessing Irish students at all stages of education is the focus of a research centre at Dublin City University (DCU).

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The new Centre for Assessment Research and Policy in Education is Ireland's first such centre of expertise and will provide a crucial voice in light of the long-running controversy over changes in how junior cycle students are assessed.

It will be located within the DCU Institute of Education, created by the coming together of St Patrick's College of Education, Mater Dei Institute and the Church of Ireland College of Education with DCU.

Prometric, the US-based testing company with 180 employees in Ireland, contributed nearly €1m to the centre, which will be headed by Professor Michael O'Leary.

Irish Independent

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