Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education (CARPE)

***A Commentary on the use of Calculated Grades for the Leaving Certificate***

Prof. O'Leary, Director of CARPE, has written an article entitled: A Commentary on the Use of Calculated Grades in the Leaving Certificate. It is available here.


***Covid19: Contingency Planning for Assessment***

Professor Michael O'Leary, Director of CARPE, is available by phone or on email if you need advice/guidance on assessment related issues at this time.



We also have a number of resources available here to help our third-level colleagues devise appropriate assessment tasks for their students. 


CARPE, based at the Institute of Education, St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, is supported by a grant from Prometric to Dublin City University. The centre was established to enhance the practice of assessment across all levels of the educational system, from early childhood to fourth level and beyond.  Work at CARPE is focused on conducting high quality research and professional development in assessment, as well as establishing global networks and contributing to assessment policy making.  If you are an educator, test developer, policy-maker, or researcher interested in assessment please feel free to contact us.

Click on the links below to read our annual reports of activities undertaken at CARPE: 

CARPE Annual Report Oct 2018 - Sept 2019

CARPE Annual Report Oct 2017-Sept 2018

CARPE Annual Report Jan 2016-Sept 2017