Widely regarded as a tool for improving student performance, transition year damages maths and reading ability, according to educational research.
The findings come from the Educational Research Centre (ERC) in Drumcondra, which tests critical thinking in students aged 15 to 16 every three years in its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study.
In an interview with *The Sunday Business Post,* national coordinator for PISA, Jude Cosgrove, said that the findings showed that transition year students fared...
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