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

July 2019: The report on standardised testing in primary schools on this website replaces an earlier version posted in May. Readers should be aware that the two reports differ in terms of layout and page numbers. The current report should be the only version used for referencing purposes.

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