IRELAND - NCCA

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment - NCCA
35 Fitzwilliam Square
IE - DUBLIN 2
website: http://www.ncca.ie/

CIDREE representative:
Ms Anne Looney, CIDREE past-president
tel.: +353 16 61 71 77
fax: +353 16 61 71 80
e-mail:

CIDREE National Coordinator:
Mr Barry Slattery
NCCA Portaloise
tel.: +353 57 8680170
fax: +353 57 8632008
e-mail:


Institutional size: 20

Key functions

  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment and qualifications system development
  • Oversight of assessment/examinations procedures
  • Policy development advice to government
  • Guidance/advice for schools

Educational Sectors Covered

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special

Current Educational Priorities/Projects

  • School quality/improvement
  • Raising achievement
  • ICT in teaching and learning
  • Use of new technology as tool
  • Generic/key skills/competencies
  • Employability work-related curriculum
  • Social inclusion/ disadvantaged youth
  • Special educational needs
  • Early childhood education
  • Foreign languages

Current Organisational Priorities/Concerns

  • [dot]Develop more international collaborations/exchange
  • Improve organisation planning
  • Secure more funding/resources