Publications Archive

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 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).  Evaluation research. In P.P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGraw (Eds.), International encyclopedia of education (3rdRead more…

Publications 2009

Articles Brozo, W.G., Sutton Flint, E.S., Shiel, G., Persson, U.B., Garbe, C., & Dachkova, L. (2009). Content reading in four European Union countries. Reading Teacher, 62(3), 170-173. Close, S., Millar, D., & Shiel, G. (2009). Characteristics and curriculum validity of test items for the National Assessment of Mathematics Achievement in 6th class. In D. Corcoran,Read more…

Publications 2008

Articles Kellaghan, T. (2008). IEA studies and educational policy. In W. Harlen (Ed.), Student assessment and testing. London: Sage. Pp. 394-412. Kellaghan, T. (2008). Qué mecanismos de monitoreo se pueden utilizar para efectuar ‎estudios internacionales comparados y estudios nacionales? In K.N. Ross and I.J.  ‎Genevois (Eds.), Estudios internacionales sobre la calidad de la educación. Paris:Read more…

Publications 2007

Articles Brozo, W., Shiel, G., & Topping, K. (2007). Engagement in reading: Lessons learned from three PISA countries.Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 51(4), 304-315. DOWNLOAD Close, S., Oldham, E., Surgenor, P., Shiel, G., Dooley, T., & O’Leary, M. (2007). Are calculators detrimental to students’ mathematical development? The effects of introducing calculators into the IrishRead more…

Publications 2006

Articles Eivers, E., & Kennedy, D. (2006). The PISA assessment of scientific literacy. Irish Journal of Education, 37, 101-119. Kellaghan, T. (2006). What monitoring mechanisms can be used for cross-national (and national) studies? In K. N. Ross & I. J. Genevois (Eds.), Cross-national studies of the quality of education: Planning their design and managing theirRead more…

Publications 2005

Articles Cosgrove, J., Oldham, E.E., & Close, S. (2005). Assessment of mathematics in PISA 2003: Achievements of Irish 15-year olds in an international context. In S. Close, T. Dooley, & D. Corcoran (Eds.), Proceedings of the First National Conference of Research in Mathematics Education. Dublin: St Patrick’s College. Pp. 193-208. Cosgrove, J., Zastrutzki, S., &Read more…

Publications 2004

Articles Cosgrove, J. (2004). Procedure used to adjust for non-response in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2000) and implications for the interpretation of student achievement outcomes in Ireland. In M. Murphy, & L. McHugh (Eds.), NUI Maynooth: Postgraduate Research Record: Proceedings of the Colloquium 2004. Maynooth: NUI Maynooth. Pp. 55-59. Cosgrove, J.,Read more…

Publications 2003

Articles Archer, P. (2003). The ebb and flow of consensus seeking: 1988 to 2003. In Reflections in a time of change. A tribute to Sr Teresa McCormack. Dublin: CORI Education Commission. Pp.21-43. Cosgrove, J., & Forde, P. (2003). National assessments of English reading in Ireland. In G. Shiel and U. Ní Dhálaigh (Eds.), Other waysRead more…

Publications 2002

Articles Archer, P., & McCormack, T. (2002). Lay trusteeship and a vision of the future of Irish Catholic education: A response to David Tuohy, S.J. Studies, 91, 55-61. Cosgrove, J., Shiel, G., & Kennedy, D. (2002). The performance of Irish students in scientific literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Irish Journal ofRead more…

Publications 2001

Articles Archer, P. (2001). ‘A response to Brahm Norwich’. Open dialogue on inclusion: Evidence or value-based policy and practice? Psychology of Education Review, 25(1), 12-14. Archer, P. (2001). Public spending on education, inequality and poverty. In S. Cantillon, C. Corrigan, P. Kirby, & J. O’Flynn (Eds.), Rich and poor: Perspectives on tackling inequality in Ireland.Read more…

Publications 2000

Articles Cosgrove, J. (2000). El sistema nacional de evaluación de resultados educativos: Irlanda. Revista de Educación, 321, 23-34. Cosgrove, J., & Morgan, M. (2000). Students’ TV viewing, computer game playing, and attitudes to reading. Irish Journal of Education, 31, 50-62. Kellaghan, T., & Madaus, G. F. (2000). Outcome evaluation. In D. F. Stufflebeam, G. F.Read more…