Gerry Shiel

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Standarised tests are widely used to measure children’s performance in comparison with the wider school population. Photograph: iStock

A note from a class teacher to her students got the attention of the nation this week. In it, the teacher told her students that the standardised tes(...)

The findings are contained in a study of 8,000 primary school children in 150 primary schools across Ireland which assessed students’ reading and maths performance. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A greater focus on maths teaching at primary school may be needed to improve children’s performance at maths, a major study has found. While there ha(...)