The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science today announced the publication of Education Indicators 2020 — a special report which sets out to provide a comprehensive set of educational indicators for the education system in Ireland.
The data in the report cover all levels of education, starting with early years and working through school education, further and higher education through to lifelong learning. The report provides an overview of the work of both the Department of Education and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
This updated indicators report provides data up to and including the academic year 2019-2020 (where possible) as well as a look back at how our education system has progressed over the five years 2015-2019.
This is the only report where this data is presented together in one single volume. The report presents a snapshot of the whole education system at a single point in time while also charting its progress over the past five years. The report also contributes to the key strategic aim of ensuring that education policy development in Ireland is informed by a strong evidence base.