The National Institute for Research in Education was established by means of the Executive Decree of January 27, 1996 containing the organic law and changing its name from the National Pedagogical Institute (I.P.N) to the National Research Institute (INRE).
The National Institute for Research in Education, formerly the National Pedagogical Institute, has undergone a transformation in accordance with the Executive Decree of May 23, 2016, which established it as a public scientific and technological institution. This change has placed it under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Education and solidified its status as a research institution in the field of education, in line with the Directive Law of National Education No. 04-08 of January 23, 2008.
The Institute is concerned with advancing knowledge in the field of education, directs its efforts towards investigating a wide range of topics. Of particular interest to the Institute are educational pedagogy, ongoing evaluation of the educational system, the development of instructional materials, and the evaluation of teaching aids and their effectiveness.
The tasks of the National Institute for Research in Education are:
I. Educational Research:
- Conducting studies to improve and advance teaching and learning in educational institutions;
- Examining the development of pedagogical methods and practices in the educational system;
- Engaging in research to develop educational content, aids, and pedagogical objectives.
II. Research in Education:
- Undertaking both basic and applied research, and utilizing its findings to enhance the education and training system;
- Conducting comparative studies at the national and international levels on criteria for allocating resources, both human and material, to the education system;
- Assessing the suitability of training quality and its compatibility with the demands of the workplace;
- Investigating the social impact and influence of socio-cultural changes on the development of the educational system, and working towards its advancement.
III. Permanent Evaluation of the Educational System:
- Assessing different components of the education system;
- Examining the internal and external consistency of curricula;
- Engaging in research and studies on the development of pedagogical assessment;
- Evaluating academic outcomes through official exams.
IV. Preparation of Teaching Aids, Props, and Pedagogical Aids:
- Creating, testing, and disseminating teaching aids and pedagogical props;
- Experimenting and evaluating primary and secondary school educational tools and aids, with a view to validate or adopt them;
- Fostering national capabilities in designing and preparing educational aids by sharing and publishing research results in this area.
In addition to these tasks, the National Institute for Research in Education also:
- Monitors and evaluates the impact of educational policy;
- Organizes regional, national, and international seminars in the areas of research;
- Maintains a database of its publications and research results;
- Collects, prints, publishes, and disseminates the outputs of its research activities.