Using Pisa 2018 to Inform Policy: Learning From the Republic of Ireland

This report highlights two major, long-term policy initiatives, which policy experts identified as instrumental in driving reading improvement in the Republic of Ireland and contributing to the historically strong levels of basic literacy over many years.

This research by the National Foundation for Educational Research suggests that good links with the community, a stable policy environment and greater autonomy for schools, are some of the factors which contribute towards Republic of Ireland pupils having higher reading scores than UK countries.

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