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#Calculated Grades

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student

Mar 2nd 2021, 4:17 PM 16,245 Views 0 Comments

The action is a test case from about 50 other challenges by other Leaving Cert students.

# calculated-grades - Friday 12 February, 2021

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,809 Views 161 Comments
  • ASTI to attend fresh talks with Education Minister this afternoon
  • Harris says there is more time this year to find solution
  • 'Significant increase' in on-site attendance possible at third-level from September

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today
# State Exams
# State Exams

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:28 AM 19,974 Views 11 Comments

Of the 4,925 grades being sent to students today, 40% were higher than their Calculated Grade results.

State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 12,407 Views 13 Comments

This work includes the ‘standardisation’ algorithm that had two flawed lines of code resulting in 7,200 students receiving the wrong grades.

# calculated-grades - Friday 22 January, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:42 PM 16,564 Views 19 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

# calculated-grades - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 AM 72,985 Views 76 Comments

Calculated Grades replaced traditional exams last year, and didn’t go smoothly.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments
# Norma Foley
# Norma Foley

High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments

Dec 8th 2020, 6:48 PM 22,339 Views 0 Comments

The hearing before Mr Justice Charles Meenan is expected to last for two weeks.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm

Nov 10th 2020, 6:48 PM 31,896 Views 20 Comments

Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.

# calculated-grades - Monday 9 November, 2020

TUI says 'traditional' Junior and Leaving Cert exams must return next year
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

TUI says 'traditional' Junior and Leaving Cert exams must return next year

Nov 9th 2020, 2:37 PM 17,435 Views 9 Comments

The teachers’ union has said that certainty must be given to students now, seven months from when the written State exams are held.

# calculated-grades - Friday 16 October, 2020

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades
# Review
# Review

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades

Oct 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 16,774 Views 9 Comments

The new results were given to students at 12pm today.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,472 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# calculated-grades - Saturday 3 October, 2020

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 PM 47,217 Views 34 Comments

The results of the review were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 10:30 PM 38,139 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley has apologised to students again after errors in the calculated grades system were revealed.

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

Oct 1st 2020, 9:43 AM 22,802 Views 66 Comments

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 8:10 PM 42,348 Views 58 Comments

When asked by in the Dáil earlier, Taoiseach Micheál Martin admitted that there had been two errors made in the Leaving Cert standardisation process.

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Sep 30th 2020, 5:55 PM 28,465 Views 19 Comments

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

# calculated-grades - Monday 28 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,876 Views 26 Comments

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students at fee-paying south Dublin school launch High Court case against Government
# St Kilian's
# St Kilian's

Leaving Cert students at fee-paying south Dublin school launch High Court case against Government

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:39 PM 49,122 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed on behalf of the students in the High Court yesterday.

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'

Sep 23rd 2020, 11:50 AM 21,021 Views 26 Comments

The TUI also claimed that releasing the rank order will be “profoundly damaging to the student-teacher relationship”.

# calculated-grades - Monday 14 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today

Sep 14th 2020, 9:26 AM 22,763 Views 32 Comments

Students have until 5pm on Wednesday to lodge an appeal.

# calculated-grades - Friday 11 September, 2020

The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here

Sep 11th 2020, 1:55 PM 252,101 Views 54 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out

Sep 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,250 Views 11 Comments

Ronan Cloney (20) Cloney has been trying to ensure fairness for deferred CAO applicants since May, when the exams were first cancelled.

# calculated-grades - Monday 7 September, 2020

One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades

Sep 7th 2020, 2:47 PM 23,681 Views 14 Comments

10% of Leaving Cert Higher Level grades were reduced by up to 10 marks.

# calculated-grades - Sunday 6 September, 2020

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?
# Results Day
# Results Day

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?

Sep 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,689 Views 23 Comments

Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 3 September, 2020

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 27,749 Views 9 Comments

We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

Sep 1st 2020, 4:24 PM 13,348 Views 0 Comments

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased

Sep 1st 2020, 3:15 PM 57,473 Views 53 Comments

The announcement was made at Government Buildings this afternoon.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November
# State Exams
# State Exams

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November

Aug 26th 2020, 4:33 PM 23,528 Views 14 Comments

These are for those who couldn’t get access to Calculated Grades, who opted for written exams, or who wish to appeal the Calculated Grade they received.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears

Aug 25th 2020, 4:31 PM 14,272 Views 0 Comments

The High Court last week quashed a decision to prevent Elijah Burke availing of the calculated grade system.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results

Aug 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,963 Views 3 Comments

Grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than a controversial algorithm.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Judgement reserved in action brought by home-schooled student over predictive grades process
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Judgement reserved in action brought by home-schooled student over predictive grades process

Aug 13th 2020, 7:40 PM 21,846 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Education denies the student’s rights have been breached.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

Aug 12th 2020, 12:00 PM 13,291 Views 4 Comments

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process
# Miscalculation
# Miscalculation

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

Aug 11th 2020, 8:48 PM 17,963 Views 7 Comments

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms

Jul 16th 2020, 8:08 PM 23,880 Views 40 Comments

It comes weeks later than the traditional August results day for the Leaving Cert exams.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system
# Schools
# Schools

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

May 28th 2020, 10:15 PM 21,461 Views 24 Comments

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system
# State Exams
# State Exams

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

May 27th 2020, 2:32 PM 14,919 Views 9 Comments

That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Over 33,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Over 33,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

Updated May 26th 2020, 6:40 PM 29,537 Views 33 Comments

Students have until 10pm on Thursday 28 May to register.

# calculated-grades - Monday 25 May, 2020

Leaving Cert students urged to register for Calculated Grades system from tomorrow
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students urged to register for Calculated Grades system from tomorrow

May 25th 2020, 5:09 PM 23,930 Views 27 Comments

Students have until Thursday to register.

# calculated-grades - Friday 22 May, 2020

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government

May 22nd 2020, 8:05 AM 17,619 Views 79 Comments

The ASTI has said that teachers need to be fully protected if there is a legal challenge to calculated grades.

# calculated-grades - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students

Updated May 10th 2020, 4:40 PM 61,956 Views 92 Comments

The main teachers’ union said it still has “a number of major concerns” with the new Leaving Cert plan.