Publications 2019

Articles Clerkin, A. (2019). A three-wave longitudinal assessment of socioemotional development in a year-long school-based ‘gap year’. British Journal of Educational Psychology. [Link to PDF] Clerkin, A. (2019). What do we know about Transition Year? Looking to the future. (Senior Cycle Review discussion paper). Dublin: ERC and NCCA.[Download] Kavanagh, L. (2019). ​​​​​​Academic self-concept formation: testing theRead more…

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…

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. [Link to PDF] Clerkin, A. (2017). Can schools facilitate positive psychosocial development in adolescence?  Assessing Ireland’s “Transition Year” programme. European AssociationRead 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…

Publications 2015

Articles Cosgrove, J. (2015). Changes in achievement in PISA from 2000 to 2009 in Ireland: Beyond the test scores. Irish Journal of Education, 40, 29-44. Gilleece, L. (2015). Parental involvement and pupil reading achievement in Ireland: Findings from PIRLS 2011. International Journal of Educational Research, 73, pp.23-36. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2015.08.001 Kavanagh, L. (2015). National assessments show increase inRead more…

Publications 2014

Articles Brozo, B., Sulkunen, S., Shiel, G., Garbe, C., Pandian, A., & Valtin, R. (2014). ‎Reading, gender and engagement: Lessons from five PISA countries. Journal ‎of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 57(7), 584-593. ‎ Cosgrove, J., & Cartwright, F. (2014). Changes in achievement on PISA: The case of ‎Ireland and implications for international assessment practice. Large-ScaleRead more…

Publications 2013

Articles Clerkin, A. (2013). Growth of the ‘Transition Year’ programme, nationally and in schools serving disadvantaged students, 1992-2011. Irish Educational Studies, 32(2), 197-215. Clerkin, A. (2013). Mathematics in fourth class: Achievement and contextual findings ‎from TIMSS 2011. In T. Dooley, S. Nic Mhuirí, M. O’Reilly, & R. Ward ‎‎(Eds), Mathematics education: Crossing boundaries. Proceedings ofRead more…

Publications 2012

Articles Clerkin, A. (2012). Personal development in secondary education: The Irish Transition Year. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 20(38). http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/1061 Close, S., Oldham, E., Shiel, G., Dooley, T., & O’Leary, M. (2012). Effects of calculators on mathematics achievement and attitudes of ninth-grade students. Journal of Educational Research, 105(6), 377-390. Cosgrove, J., & Gilleece, L. (2012). AnRead more…

Publications 2011

Articles Close, S., Shiel, G., Kiniry, J., & Millar, D. (2011). Assessing reasoning and problem solving  in Junior Cycle mathematics: Lessons from a pilot study. In T. Dooley, D. Corcoran & M. Ryan ‎‎(Eds.), Proceedings of the fourth national conference on research in mathematics education ‎‎(MEI4). 104-116. Dublin: St Patrick’s College.‎ Cosgrove, J., & Cunningham,Read more…

Publications 2010

Articles Eivers, E. (2010). PISA: Issues in implementation and interpretation.  Irish Journal of Education, 38, 94-118. Gilleece, L., Cosgrove, J., & Sofroniou, N. (2010). Equity in mathematics and science outcomes: Characteristics associated with high and low achievement on PISA 2006 in Ireland. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 8, 475-496 Kellaghan, T. (2010).  EvaluationRead more…