Publications 2023

Articles Clerkin, A., Pitsia, V., Delaney, E., & Lewis, M. (2023). Showcasing collaborative research in education across the island of Ireland [Editorial]. Irish Journal of Education, 47(1), 1-3. [DOWNLOAD] Duggan, A., Karakolidis, A., Clerkin, A., Gilleece, L., & Perkins, R. (2023). Trends in educational inequalities in Ireland’s primary schools: an analysis based on TIMSS dataRead more…

Publications 2022

Articles Clerkin, A., Jeffers, G. & Choi, SD. (2022). Wellbeing in Personal Development: Lessons from National School-Based Programmes in Ireland and South Korea. In: McLellan, R., Faucher, C. & Simovska, V. (eds) Wellbeing and Schooling. Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Educational Research. Vol. 4 (pp.155-172). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95205-1_10 [DOWNLOAD] Department of Education, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment,Read more…

Publications 2021

Articles Duggan, A., Karakolidis, A., Kiniry, J., & Shiel, G. (2021). Investigating educational inequality using national assessment data: The early years of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. InTouch, 200, 56–57. [LINK] Gilleece, L. & Delaney, E. (2021). Using data from national and international large-scale assessments in the monitoring and evaluation of DEIS. Leadership+, 119,Read more…

Publications 2020

Articles Clerkin, A. (2020). A three-wave longitudinal assessment of socioemotional development in a year-long school-based ‘gap year’. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 90 (1), 109-129. [Link to PDF] Department of Education and Skills, National Council for Curriculum and ‎Assessment, Clerkin, A., & Perkins, R. (2020). Ireland. In Kelly, D.L., Centurino, V.A.S., Martin, M.O., & Mullis, I.V.S.Read more…

Publications 2019

Articles 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 the internal/external frame of reference model, big-fish-little-pond model, and an integrated model at the end of primary school. European Journal of Psychology of Education.[Link to PDF] Kavanagh,Read 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…