Are you a researcher in the area of curriculum and assessment?


If you are researching in the area of curriculum and assessment, it is a good idea to sign up to our newsletter info@ncca. The newsletter will keep you up to date with the latest developments in curriculum and assessment and point you in the direction of where further information on the content can be accessed on our websites.

You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here

Browse through our websites to find research reports and information and documents on curriculum and assessment that may be useful for your area of research. Our main website contains information about the NCCA, developments in curriculum and assessment and on current initiatives, such as school networks and other research. hosts all of the curriculum materials, including support material and examples of work.

Curriculum and assessment research programmes

From time to time, the NCCA  engages in curriculum and assessment research programmes that support the work of teachers and other educators in conducting research projects. If you would like to express an interest in participating in such an programme, please email us at

Have a look at the 2015/2016 programme here.

Requests for specific information

If you are researching a specific area of work, try searching the publications catalogue.

If you have a request for specific information, please email your request to Make sure that you include as much detail as possible; you are more likely to receive the exact information you need if you ask us specific questions rather than asking about broad areas of work.  We will try to respond within 5 working days, although depending on the nature of the information, and how current the topic is, this may take a bit longer.

Post-graduate researchers

If you are a post-graduate student or a researcher from an academic institute, it may be possible for you to interview a member of staff as part of your study. We will generally try to help, although it will not always be possible, and may take up to four weeks to organise.


If you would like to request an interview, you can do so via Explain your research question and the purpose of the interview.  Please also send an outline of the interview schedule, and a draft of the questions that you will be asking.