Prof Michael O’Leary
Policy & Practice
|Name:||Prof Michael O’Leary|
|Department:||Policy & Practice|
|Phone Number:||01 884 2065|
|Campus:||DCU St Patricks Campus|
Professor Michael O'Leary holds the Prometric Chair in Assessment and is Director of the Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice (CARPE) at DCU. He is a graduate of Boston College’s Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation (ERME) programme. He has acted as Ireland's representative on the OECD's Network A (student outcomes), was a member of the Board of Participating Countries of PISA during its first cycle and was a member of the Child Development and Education Panel of the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland during it planning phase. Michael has provided statistical analysis of data in national studies of reading and mathematics achievement and collaborated on projects pertaining to the introduction of calculators at Junior Cycle, teaching for social justice and professional development in physical education. His main area of interest is on assessment at the classroom, national and international levels. He was a member of the NCCA working group that developed the guidelines on assessment for primary schools and in partnership with two colleagues, developed the Irish Primary Science Achievement Tests (IPSA-T). His most recent work, focused on the development of an audit instrument of assessment for learning practice, has involved collaborations with research colleagues at various institutions in Ireland, New Zealand Norway, South Africa and the US. Michael has had research articles published in Ireland, Britain and the US.