Ireland - Attainment and disadvantaged pupils
The Educational Research Centre (ERC) has published a report on the evaluation of the 'Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools' (DEIS) programme in primary schools. The programme began in May 2005 and is intended as a response to the needs of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Of the 852 schools included in the programme, 658 are primary schools. This report focuses on achievements of pupils in urban schools in reading and mathematics. It shows that although the results are still below those of national samples, they have continued to improve.
This article is drawn from the latest edition of Education in the News.
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