Publications 2018

Articles Clerkin, A. (2018). Can Ireland’s experience with Transition Year provide lessons for other countries?‎ TY Update (Summer 2018). Clerkin, A. (2018). Filling in the gaps: A theoretical grounding for an education programme for adolescent socioemotional and vocational development in Ireland. Review of Education 6, 146-179. [link to PDF] Clerkin, A. (2018). Context and Implications DocumentRead more…

Irish Journal of Education, Vol. 41, 2016

HOMEWORK AND STUDY BEHAVIOURS BEFORE THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE AMONG TRANSITION YEAR PARTICIPANTS AND NON-PARTICIPANTS Aidan Clerkin Educational Research Centre This article describes the self-reported homework and study behaviours of almost 5500 students from Third Year to Sixth Year in a representative sample of 20 Irish schools. In particular, the studying habits of Fifth Year andRead more…

Publications 2017

Articles Clerkin, A. (2017). Using international assessments to inform education policy in Ireland. ‎In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the ‎UNESCO Regional Center for Educational Planning. Dubai: Regional Center for Educational Planning. Clerkin, A. (2017). Can schools facilitate positive psychosocial development in adolescence?  Assessing Ireland’s “Transition Year” programme. European Association for Research onRead more…

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

Future ready? The performance of 15-year-olds in Ireland on science, reading literacy and mathematics in PISA 2015 Report E-Appendix Press Release This report, published in December, 2016, presents the science, reading and mathematics results of students in Ireland in PISA 2015. PISA 2015 information for schools, students and parents The three brochures at the linksRead more…

Publications 2015

The results of the TIMSS 2015 assessment were published on November 29th, 2016.  The initial Irish national report (Clerkin, Perkins & Cunningham, 2016), 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 andRead 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…