These measures included the implementation of standardised testing at 2nd, 4th and 6th class in primary school and the reporting of the information from these tests to parents, boards of management and the Department of Education and Skills.
During May/June 2019, you should carry out the tests in accordance with circulars 0056/2011 , 0018/2012 and and 0026/2019.
The results of these tests should be uploaded onto the Esinet portal on or before Friday, 14 June 2019.
Please note the following points in relation to the uploading of returns on the Esinet portal:
Important note for special schools: Nil Return Option
In the case of special schools if, in the view of the school principal, all relevant pupils have a learning or physical disability which would prevent them from attempting the tests, no action is required.
If a special school has pupils who are eligible to be tested in 2, 4 or 6 class, you are required to submit a return on Esinet.
Important note for infant schools
As infant schools have no pupils in second, fourth or sixth class, no return is required. If an infant school logs on to the system, the school will not be recognised by the system.
Address: Curriculum and Assessment Policy Unit, Department of Education and Skills, Block 2 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 RC96
Phone: (01) 889 2081, (01) 889 2342