Reports

National Publications

 TIMSS 2015

  • Clerkin, A., Perkins, R., & Cunningham. R. (2016). TIMSS 2015 in Ireland: Mathematics and science in primary and post-primary schools.Dublin: Educational Research Centre. DOWNLOAD
  • Eivers, E. & Chubb, E. (2017). Shaping schools: What TIMSS tells us about education systems.ERC Research Series (1). Dublin, Educational Research Centre
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  • Clerkin, A., Perkins, R. & Chubb, E. (2017). Inside the primary classroom: What happens in Fourth Class? ERC Research Series (2).Dublin: Educational ‎Research ‎Centre. ‎
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    • Additional tables related to Inside the primary classroom (E-appendix).
  • Clerkin, A., Perkins, R. & Chubb, E. (2018). Inside the post-primary classroom: Mathematics and science in Second Year.ERC Research Series (3).Dublin: Educational ‎Research ‎Centre. ‎
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    • Additional tables related to Inside the post-primary classroom (E-appendix).

TIMSS and PIRLS 2011

  • Eivers, E., & Clerkin, A. (2012).  PIRLS & TIMSS 2011: Reading, mathematics and science outcomes for Ireland. Dublin: Educational Research Centre.
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  • Eivers, E., & Clerkin, A. (2012). PIRLS and TIMSS 2011: Technical information for Ireland. Dublin: ‎Educational Research Centre.‎
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  • Eivers, E., & Clerkin, A. (Eds.). (2013). National Schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS test results. Dublin: Educational Research Centre.
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  • Clerkin, A. & Gilligan, K. (2018). Pre-school numeracy play as a predictor of children’s ‎attitudes towards mathematics at ‎age 10‎. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 16, 319-334. [link]

The following appear as chapters in National schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS ‎and TIMSS test results (2013):

  • Clerkin, A. (2013). Teachers and teaching practices. In E. Eivers & A. Clerkin, ‎‎(Eds), National schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS ‎test results, 77-104. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. ‎DOWNLOAD
  • Clerkin, A., & Creaven, A-M. (2013). Pupil engagement.In Eivers & A. Clerkin, ‎‎(Eds), National schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS ‎test results, 33-35. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. DOWNLOAD
  • Close, S. (2013). Mathematics items: Context and curriculum. In E. Eivers, & A. ‎Clerkin, (Eds), National schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS ‎and TIMSS test results, 152-175. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. DOWNLOAD
  • Concannon-Gibney, T., & Shiel, G. (2013). Reading literacy in PIRLS 2011. In E. ‎Eivers & A. Clerkin, (Eds.), National schools, international contexts: Beyond ‎the PIRLS and TIMSS test results, 129-152. Dublin: Educational ‎Research Centre. DOWNLOAD
  • Cosgrove, J., & Creaven, A-M. (2013). Understanding achievement in PIRLS and ‎TIMSS 2011. In E. Eivers, & A. Clerkin, (Eds), National schools, ‎international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS test results, 201-‎‎239. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. ‎DOWNLOAD
  • Eivers, E. (2013). Pupils’ languages.  In E. Eivers, & A. Clerkin, (Eds), National ‎schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS test results, 55-76. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. ‎DOWNLOAD
  • Eivers, E., & Clerkin, A. (2013). PIRLS and TIMSS 2011: Overview. In E. Eivers, & ‎A. Clerkin, (Eds), National schools, international contexts: Beyond the ‎PIRLS and TIMSS test results, 1-11. Dublin: Educational Research ‎Centre. DOWNLOAD
  • Eivers, E., & Creaven, A-M. (2013). Home-school interaction. In E. Eivers, & A. ‎Clerkin, (Eds), National schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS ‎and TIMSS test results, 105-128. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. DOWNLOAD
  • Lewis, M., & Archer, P. (2013). Features of policy and provision. In E. Eivers, & A. ‎Clerkin, (Eds), National schools, international contexts: Beyond the PIRLS ‎and TIMSS test results, 13-31. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. DOWNLOAD‎

 

  • Here is a short flyer outlining the initial achievement findings of TIMSS and PIRLS 2011
  • Here is a flyer summarising some of the main information in the thematic chapters
  • Here is a selection of the questions used in the real-life tests, and information on how Irish pupils performed on each question.

 

International Publications

The PIRLS and TIMSS International Study Center website can be accessed at http://timssandpirls.bc.edu.  The TIMSS international reports and encyclopaedia chapters, along with data and copies of questionnaires, can be downloaded from this site.