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Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education (CARPE)


Publications

Below you can view publications and other scholarly outputs that have arisen from CARPE's various research projects.   

 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

2018

Lysaght, Z., O'Leary, M. & Scully, D. (in press).  Irish Pre-Service Teachers' Expectations for Teaching as a Career: A Snapshot at a Time of Transition.  Irish Journal of Education, 42 

Scully, D., O'Leary, M. & Brown, M. (2018).  The learning portfolio in higher education: A game of snakes and ladders (Junhong Xiao trans.) Distance Education in China.  DOI: 10.13541/j.cnki.chinade.20180509.001 

O'Leary, M., Scully, D., Karakolidis, A. & Pitsia, V. (2018).  The state-of-the-art in digital technology-based assessment.  Eur J Educ., 53, 160-175. 

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2017
Lysaght, Z., & O’Leary M. (2017). Scaling up, writ small: using an assessment for learning audit instrument to stimulate site-based professional development, one school at a time. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, (24)2, 271-289.

Lysaght, Z. O'Leary, M. & Ludlow, L. (2017).  Measuring Teachers' Assessment for Learning (AfL) Classroom Practices in Elementary Schools.  International Journal of Educational Methodology, 3 (2), 103-115. 

Karakolidis, A., O'Leary, M. & Scully, D. (2017).  Practice tests: do they work?  Can they work better?  CLEAR Exam Review, 27 (1)  

Pitsia, V., Biggart, A. & Karakolidis, A. (2017). The role of students’ self-beliefs, motivation and attitudes in predicting mathematics achievement:  A multilevel analysis of the Programme for International Student Assessment data.  Learning and Individual Differences, 55, 163-173. 

Scully, D. (2017). Constructing Multiple-Choice Items to Measure Higher-Order Thinking. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation22 (4). Available online: http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=22&n=4
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2016 
Karakolidis, A. Pitsia, V. & Emvalotis, A. (2016). Examining students’ achievement in mathematics: A multilevel analysis of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 data for Greece.  International Journal of Educational Research, 79, 106-115

 Conference Presentations 


2019

Lehane, P. (2019, April). Assessment 2.0: Factors to consider when developing technology-based assessment. Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) conference, Sligo, Ireland. 

Lehane, P. & Kuan, L. (2019, March). Finding a suitable task analysis for developing competency-based statements. Paper presented at the  Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Conference, Orlando, United States.

Lehane, P. & Waters, L. (2019, March).  What makes a difference for candidates taking computer-based tests? The impact of devices and user interface tools. Paper presented at the  Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Conference, Orlando, United States.

O'Leary, M. & Champagne, K. (2019, March). Alternative and high-fidelity item types. Where are we now with technology-based items? Paper presented at the  Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Conference, Orlando, United States.


2018 
Lehane, P. (2018, September).  Device Comparability – Does it matter what device is used to administer assessments?  Paper presented at the European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP) Conference, Athens, Greece 

Scully, D., O'Leary, M. & Brown, M. (2018, June).  The Learning Portfolio in Higher Education: An Integrative Review.  Paper to be presented at the EdMedia + Innovate Learning International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  

Scully, D., O'Leary, M. & Brown, M (2018, May).  A Game of Snakes and Ladders: An Integrative Review of Learning Portfolio in Higher Education.  Paper presented at the Irish Learning Technology Association EdTech Conference, Carlow IT. 

Scully, D., O'Leary, M. & Brown, M. (2018, May).  The Learning Portfolio in Higher Education: A Game of Snakes and Ladders? Paper to be presented at the CRA/AAEEBL International Seminar, ePortfolios and more: the developing role of ePortfolios within the digital landscape, Dublin City University.  

Stemler, S., Elliott, J., O'Leary, M., Scully, D., Karakolidis, A. & Pitsia, V. (2018, April).  A Cross-Cultural Study of High School Teachers' Tacit Knowledge of Interpersonal Skills.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY. 

Karakolidis, A. & Corrigan, R. (2018, February).  Is a picture worth a thousand words?  Using animated items in certification testing.  Paper presented at the Association of Test Publishers Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Scully, D. & Ridgley, K. (2018, February).  Competencies - What are they and how best to we define them to measure them?  Paper presented at the Association of Test Publishers Conference, San Antonio, TX. 
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2017 
O'Leary, M., Scully, D. & Karakolidis, A. (2017, September).  Refining Situational Judgement Tests.  Paper presented at the European Association of Test Publishers Conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.  

O'Leary, M. Scully, D. & Karakolidis, A. (2017, September). Challenging a Tenet of Multiple Choice Testing: Are Four Response Options Really Necessary?  Paper presented at the European Assoication of Test Publishers Conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. 

Gurhy, AM (2017, April). Using assessment for learning to enhance mathematics education in the primary school: A lesson study approach.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, University College Cork.  

Karakolidis, A., Scully, D. & O'Leary M. (2017, March).  Simulations in Assessment and the Uncanny Valley: Too true to be good?  Paper presented at the International TEchnology Education and Development (INTED) Conference, Valencia 

Scully, D. & Waters, L. (2017, March).  Driving Program Decisions Through Research: Applying Best Practices.  Paper presented at the Association of Test Publishers Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.  

Gurhy, AM (2017, February).  Using assessment for learning to enhance mathematics education in the primary school: Irish students' perspectives.  Paper presented at the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 10), Croke Park, Dublin.
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2016 
Lysaght, Z. & O'Leary, M. (2016, August).  Developing Assessment Capacity in Norway and Ireland using the Assessment for Learning Audit Instrument (AfLAi).  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Conference for Education Research (ECER), Dublin. 

O'Leary, M. & Lysaght, Z. (2016, April).  Using the Assessment for Learning Audit Instrument to inform Data-driven Professional Development.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.   


Reports

2019

O’Leary, M., Lysaght, Z., Nic Craith, D., & Scully, D. (2019). Standardised Testing in English Reading and Mathematics in the Irish Primary School: A Survey of Irish Primary Teachers. Dublin: Dublin City University, Centre for Assessment Research Policy and Practice in Education and Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. 

2018 
O'Leary, M. & Scully, D. (2018).  The Leaving Certificate Programme as Preparation for Higher Education: The Views of Undergraduates at the End of their First Year in University.  Dublin: Dublin City University, Centre for Assessment Research, Policy & Practice in Education (CARPE). 

Scully, D., O'Leary, M. & Brown, M. (2018). The Learning Portfolio in Higher Education: A Game of Snakes and Ladders.  Dublin: Dublin City University, Centre for Assessment Research Policy & Practice in Education (CARPE) and National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL).

Scully, D., O'Leary, M. & Brown, M. (2018).  El Portafolio de Aprendizaje en la Ensenanza Superior: Una Partida de Serpientes y Escaleras. Translated by DCU Language Services.  Dublin: Dublin City University, Centre for Assessment Research Policy & Practice in Education (CARPE) and National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL).   

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2017 
O'Leary, M. & Scully D. (2017). Providing effective feedback in the context of certification and licensure testing with particular reference to non-successful test candidates.  Unpublished manuscript, Centre for Assessment Research, Policy & Practice in Education, Dublin City University. 

Scully, D. (2017).  Reducing Gender Bias in Tests and Test Items.  Unpublished manuscript, Centre for Assessment Research, Policy & Practice in Education, Dublin City University.  
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2016 
Scully, D. (2016).  Awarding Partial Credit in Multiple-choice Testing.  Unpublished manuscript, Centre for Assessment Research, Policy & Practice in Education, Dublin City University.  

Scully, D. (2016).  Some Recommendations for Item Development.  Unpublished manuscript, Centre for Assessment Research, Policy & Practice in Education, Dublin City University.