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

Books/Monographs/Reports Kavanagh, L., Weir, S., & Moran, E. (2017). The evaluation of DEIS: Monitoring achievement and attitudes among urban primary school pupils from 2007 to 2016. Report to the Department of Education and Skills. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. DOWNLOAD Kelleher, C., & Weir, S. (2017). The impact of DEIS on class size in urban primaryRead 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, 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…