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Lynch School of Education

Michael O. Martin

research professor, educational research, measurement, and evaluation department; executive director, timss & pirls international study center


 
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TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center

188 Beacon Street

617.552.3172

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University College, Dublin

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

International comparisons of student achievement; educational measurement; research methodology; statistical analysis and statistical computing.

SELECTED HONORS, PUBLICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, IEA’s Technical Executive Group

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., Foy, P., & Hooper, M. (2016). TIMSS 2015 International Results in Science. Retrieved from: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2015/international-results/

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Foy, P., & Hooper, M. (2016). TIMSS 2015 International Results in Mathematics. Retrieved from: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2015/international-results/

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Foy, P., & Hooper, M. (2016). TIMSS Advanced 2015 International Results in Advanced Mathematics and Physics. Retrieved from: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2015/international-results/advanced/

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., & Loveless, T. (2016). 20 Years of TIMSS: International Trends in Mathematics and Science Achievement, Curriculum, and Instruction. Retrieved from: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2015/international-results/timss2015/wp-content/uploads/2016/T15-20-years-of-TIMSS.pdf

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V .S., & Hooper, M. (Eds.). (2016). Methods and Procedures in TIMSS 2015. Retrieved from http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/publications/timss/2015-methods.html

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., & Hooper, M. (Eds.). (2016). Methods and Procedures in TIMSS Advanced 2015. Retrieved from: http://timss.bc.edu/publications/timss/2015-a-methods.html

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Goh, S., & Cotter, K. (Eds.) (2016). TIMSS 2015 Encyclopedia: Education Policy and Curriculum in Mathematics and Science. Retrieved from: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2015/encyclopedia/

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., & Hooper, M. (2016). Measuring changing educational contexts in a changing world: Evolution of the TIMSS and PIRLS questionnaires. In M. Rosén, K. Yang Hansen, & U. Wolff (Eds.), Cognitive Abilities and Educational Outcome: A Festschrift in Honour of Jan-Eric Gustafsson. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.

Martin, M. O. & Mullis, I. V. S. (Eds.). (2013). TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships Among Reading, Mathematics, and Science Achievement at the Fourth Grade—Implications for Early Learning. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S. & Martin, M. O. (Eds.). (2013). PIRLS 2016 Assessment Frameworks. Retrieved from: http://timss.bc.edu/pirls2016/framework.html

Mullis, I. V. S. & Martin, M. O. (Eds.). (2013). TIMSS 2015 Assessment Frameworks. Retrieved from: http://timss.bc.edu/timss2015/frameworks.html

Martin, M. O., Foy, P., Mullis, I.V.S., & O’Dwyer, L.M. (2013). Effective Schools in Reading, Mathematics, and Science at the Fourth Grade. In M.O. Martin and I. V. S. Mullis (Eds.), TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships among Reading, Mathematics, and Science Achievement at the Fourth Grade—Implications for Early Learning. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., & Foy, P. (2013). The impact of Reading Ability on TIMSS Mathematics and Science Achievement at the Fourth Grade: An Analysis by Item Reading Demand. In M. O. Martin & I. V. S. Mullis (Eds.), TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships among reading, mathematics, and science achievement at the fourth grade-implications for early learning. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., Arora, A., & Preuschoff, C. (2013). Context Questionnaire Scales in TIMSS and PIRLS 2011. In L. Rutkowski, M. von Davier, & D. Rutkowski (Eds.), A Handbook of International Large-Scale Assessment. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., & Foy, P. (2013). The Limits of Measurement: Problems in Measuring Trends in Student Achievement for Low-performing Countries. In N. McElvany & H.G. Holtappels (Eds.), Festschrift, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos, Studien der Empirischen Bildungsforschung-Befunde und Perspektiven [Festschrift for Professor Dr. Wilfried Bos, Studies of Empirical Educational Research-Findings and Perspectives]. Muenster: Waxmann.

Martin, M. O. & Mullis, I. V. S. (Eds.).(2012). Methods and Procedures in TIMSS and PIRLS 2011. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., Foy, P., & Arora, A. (2012). Creating and Interpreting the TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Context Questionnaire Scales. In M.O. Martin & I.V.S. Mullis (Eds.), Methods and Procedures in TIMSS and PIRLS 2011. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., Foy, P., & Stanco, G. M. (2012). TIMSS 2011 International Results in Science. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Foy, P., & Arora, A. (2012). TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Foy, P., & Drucker, K. T. (2012). PIRLS 2011 International Results in Reading. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Minnich, C. A., Drucker, K. T., & Ragan, M. A. (2012). PIRLS 2011 Encyclopedia: Education Policy and Curriculum in Reading, Vols 1 & 2. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Minnich, C. A., Stanco, G. M., Arora, A., Centurino, V. A., & Castle, C. E. (2012). TIMSS 2011 Encyclopedia: Education Policy and Curriculum in Mathematics and Science, Vols 1 & 2. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S. & Martin, M. O. (2012). PIRLS/prePIRLS: New Options for Developing Countries to Monitor Children’s Progress in Reading. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education/The Official Journal of the British Association for International and Comparative Education/Routledge, 1–37. dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2012.67048

Mullis, I. V. S. & Martin, M. O. (2012). Using TIMSS and PIRLS to Improve Teaching and Learning. Revue Recherches en Education/Université de Nantes  Département des sciences de l’éducation, 14.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., Foy, P., Brossman, B., & Stanco, G. M. (2012). Estimating Linking Error in PIRLS. IERI Monograph Series: Issues and Methodologies in Large-Scale Assessments, 5, 35–48.

Martin, M.O., Mullis, I.V.S., & Foy, P. (2011). Age Distribution and Reading Achievement Configurations Among Fourth-Grade students in PIRLS 2006. Issues and Methodologies in Large-Scale Assessment: IERI Monograph Series, 4, 9–33.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Kennedy, A. M., Trong, K. L., & Sainsbury, M. (2009). PIRLS 2011 Assessment Framework. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Ruddock, G. J., O’Sullivan, C. Y., & Preuschoff, C. (2009). TIMSS 2011 Assessment Frameworks. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Robitaille, D. F., & Foy, P. (2009). TIMSS Advanced 2008 International Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Foy, P., Arora, A., Martin, M. O., & Mullis, I. V. S. (Eds.). (2008). TIMSS Advanced 2008 Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., & Foy, P. (with Olson, J. F., Erberber, E., Preuschoff, C., & Galia, J.). TIMSS 2007 International Science Report: Findings from IEA’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., & Foy, P. (with Olson, J. F., Preuschoff, C., Erberber, E., Arora, A., & Galia, J.). TIMSS 2007 International Mathematics Report: Findings from IEA’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Olson, J. F., Berger, D. R., Milne, D., & Stanco, G.M. (Eds.). TIMSS 2007 Encyclopedia: A Guide to Mathematics and Science Education Around the World (Vols 1 and 2). Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., & Kennedy, A. M. (Eds.). PIRLS 2006 Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Kennedy, A. M., & Foy, P.  PIRLS 2006 International Report: IEA’s Progress in International Reading Literacy Study in Primary Schools in Forty Countries. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Kennedy, A. M., Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., & Trong, K. (Eds.). PIRLS 2006 Encyclopedia: A Guide to Reading Education in the Forty PIRLS 2006 Countries. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., & Arora, A. Developmental Project to Establish a Problem-Solving Scale for TIMSS 2003 at the Eighth Grade: A Discussion Paper. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S. & Martin, M. O. Lessons Learned: What International Assessments Tell Us About Math Achievement. In T. Loveless (Ed.), TIMSS in Perspective: Lessons Learned from IEA’s Four Decades of International Mathematics Assessments. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Martin, M. O. & Mullis, I. V. S. TIMSS: Purpose and Design. In S.J. Howie & T. Plomp (Eds.), Contexts of Learning Mathematics and Science—Lessons learned from TIMSS. London: Routledge.

Garden, R. A., Lie, S., Robitaille, D. F., Angell, C., Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., Foy, P., & Arora, A. TIMSS Advanced 2008 Assessment Frameworks. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

Mullis, I. V. S., Kennedy, A. M., Martin, M. O., & Sainsbury, M. PIRLS 2006 Assessment Framework and Specifications, 2nd Edition. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

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