Publications 2012


  • Clerkin, A. (2012). Personal development in secondary education: The Irish Transition Year. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 20(38).
  • 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). An international perspective on civic participation in Irish post-primary schools: Results from ICCS. Irish Educational Studies, 31(4), 377-395.
  • Gilleece, L., & Cosgrove, J. (2012). Student civic participation in school: ‎What makes a ‎difference in Ireland?‎Education, Citizenship and Social ‎Justice, 7(3), 225-239‎.‎
  • Murchan, D., & Shiel, G. (2012). An education system in transition: Assessments and ‎examinations in the Republic of Macedonia. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & ‎Practice, 19(4), 487-502‎


  • Cosgrove, J., Perkins, R., Shiel, G., Fish, R., & McGuinness, L. (2012).  Teaching and learning in Project Maths: Insights from teachers who participated in PISA 2012. Dublin: Educational Research Centre.
  • Eivers, E., & Clerkin, A. (2012).  PIRLS & TIMSS 2011: Reading, mathematics and science outcomes for Ireland. Dublin: Educational Research Centre.
  • Eivers, E., & Clerkin, A. (2012). PIRLS and TIMSS 2011: Technical information for Ireland. Dublin: ‎Educational Research Centre.‎
  • Greaney, V., & Kellaghan, T. (Eds.) (2012). Implementing a national assessment of educational achievement. Washington, DC: The World Bank
  • Greaney, V., & Kellaghan, T. (Eds.). (2012). Implementação de uma avaliação nacional de desempenho educacional. Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier.
  • Gilleece, L., Shiel, G., Clerkin, A., & Millar, D.  (2012).  Measúnachtaí Náisiúnta 2010 ar léitheoireacht Bhéarla agus ar mhatamaitic i scoileanna a bhíonn ag teagasc trí mheán na Gaeilge.  Príomhthuarascáil. /The 2010 National Assessments of English reading and mathematics in Irish-medium schools. Main report. Baile Átha Cliath: An Foras Taighde ar Oideachas.
  • Kennedy, E., Dunphy, E., Dwyer, B., Hayes, G., McPhillips, T., Marsh, J., O’Connor, M., & Shiel, G. (2012).Literacy in early childhood and primary education (3-8 years). Report no. 15. Dublin: NCCA.
  • Perkins, R., Cosgrove, J., Moran, G., & Shiel, G. (2012).  PISA 2009:  Results for Ireland and changes since 2000.  Dublin: Educational Research Centre.
  • Shiel, G., Cregan, Á., McGough, A., & Archer, P.  (2012).  Oral language in early childhood and primary education (3-8 years). Research Report No 14. Dublin: NCCA.
  • Weir, S.  (2012). Strategies in Ireland for dealing with underperforming schools. Report to the United States Department of Education. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Weir, S., & McAvinue, L.  (2012). The impact of DEIS on class size in primary schools.  Dublin: Educational Research Centre.


  • Educational Research Centre (2012).  Drumcondra Primary Tests Scoring System.  Dublin: Author.