Calculated grades: Draft suggested ‘negative consequences’ of excluding historical data

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on November 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A draft document circulated by the director of the Leaving Cert calculated grades office referred to the ‘negative consequences’ of excluding historical school data from a calculated grades model as including ‘better performing disadvantaged schools also [being] thrown under the bus’, the High Court has heard …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 25 November]

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Almost one fifth of teachers’ predicted Leaving Cert examination results to be downgraded

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on September 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Almost one fifth of teachers’ predicted results for Leaving Cert students are set to be downgraded under the Department of Education’s new calculated grades process. However, a large majority (79%) of students’ estimated grades will remain the same. The remainder will be either reduced (17%) or increased (4%) …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 1 September]

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