Publications 2016

Articles Clerkin, A. (2016). Homework and study behaviours before the Leaving Certificate among Transition Year participants and non-participants. Irish Journal of Education, 41, 5-23. Cunningham, R., Close, S., & Shiel, G. (2016). Assessment of Project Maths at Junior Certificate level: An exploratory study using the PISA and TIMSS assessment frameworks. Irish Journal of Education, 41,Read more…

PISA 2015

PISA 2015 information for schools, students and parents The three brochures at the links below contain information on PISA 2015 – what PISA is, what is ‎involved, and how results are used.‎ ‎School brochure ‎Student brochure Parent brochure

Publications 2015

The results of the TIMSS 2015 assessment were published on November 29th, 2016.  The initial Irish national report, focusing on the mathematics and science achievement of Fourth Class pupils and Second Year students, can be downloaded here. Further reporting drawing on the detailed questionnaires completed by students, teachers, principals and parents, along with system-level informationRead more…

ERC – TIMSS 2015 in Ireland: Report on initial results launched

A report on the first set of results from TIMSS 2015 for Ireland was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., on November 29th. The report provides trend information on student achievement in mathematics and science at Fourth Class (primary) and Second Year (post-primary) as well as international comparisons. Click hereRead more…

ERC – National Assessments 2014: 2nd Report Launched

The second report on the 2014 National Assessments of English Reading and Mathematics was launched on September 28th. The report presents analyses of data from questionnaires administered to pupils, parents, teachers and principals in conjunction with the assessments. The report aims to provide a context in which the English reading and mathematics performance outcomes outlinedRead more…

NA 2014

This page provides links to the results of NA 2014, and the theoretical and methodological frameworks upon which the assessments are based. There are two main reports: Click here to download Volume 1: Performance Report. Click here to download Volume 2: Context Report. Click here to view additional tables related to the Performance Report. (e-appendix)Read more…

PISA 2012

A Teacher’s Guide to PISA Mathematics and Problem Solving Report PISA in Classrooms: Implications for the teaching and learning of mathematics in Ireland Report Project Maths and PISA 2012: Performance in Initial and Non-initial Schools on Mathematics, Problem Solving and Junior Certificate Mathematics. Report The Project Maths initiative began in 2008 in 23 schools throughoutRead more…

Publications 2011

This page provides links to publications about PIRLS and TIMSS 2011.  Publications are divided into those that are specific to Ireland, and those from the PIRLS and TIMSS International Study Center. Irish-Interest Publications An edited volume of thematic reports on PIRLS and TIMSS in Ireland – “National Schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSSRead more…