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# Calculated Grades

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# Points Race
The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# Exams
The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# Leaving Cert
High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student
The action is a test case from about 50 other challenges by other Leaving Cert students.
# Leaving Cert
ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
The teachers union had agreed to attend fresh talks with Education Minister Norma Foley this afternoon.
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
Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?
# State Exams
Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today
Of the 4,925 grades being sent to students today, 40% were higher than their Calculated Grade results.
# Leaving Cert
State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert
This work includes the ‘standardisation’ algorithm that had two flawed lines of code resulting in 7,200 students receiving the wrong grades.
# State Exams
Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.
# Poll
Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?
Calculated Grades replaced traditional exams last year, and didn’t go smoothly.
# norma foley
High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments
The hearing before Mr Justice Charles Meenan is expected to last for two weeks.
# Calculated Grades
Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm
Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.
# Calculated Grades
TUI says 'traditional' Junior and Leaving Cert exams must return next year
The teachers’ union has said that certainty must be given to students now, seven months from when the written State exams are held.
# Review
18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades
The new results were given to students at 12pm today.
# Leaving Certificate
Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.
# Calculated Grades
6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result
The results of the review were announced this evening by the Department of Education.
# Leaving Certificate
Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes
Education Minister Norma Foley has apologised to students again after errors in the calculated grades system were revealed.
# Calculated Grades
Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.
# Leaving Cert
Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors
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
Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.
# Calculated Grades
Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates
Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.
# St Kilian's
Leaving Cert students at fee-paying south Dublin school launch High Court case against Government
Papers were filed on behalf of the students in the High Court yesterday.
# Leaving Cert
Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'
The TUI also claimed that releasing the rank order will be “profoundly damaging to the student-teacher relationship”.
# Calculated Grades
Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today
Students have until 5pm on Wednesday to lodge an appeal.
# Calculated Grades
The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# Leaving Cert
'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out
Ronan Cloney (20) Cloney has been trying to ensure fairness for deferred CAO applicants since May, when the exams were first cancelled.
# Leaving Cert
One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades
10% of Leaving Cert Higher Level grades were reduced by up to 10 marks.
# Results Day
The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?
Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work
We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.
# Calculated Grades
Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month
The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased
The announcement was made at Government Buildings this afternoon.
# State Exams
Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November
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.
# Courts
Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears
The High Court last week quashed a decision to prevent Elijah Burke availing of the calculated grade system.
# Calculated Grades
'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results
Grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than a controversial algorithm.
# Calculated Grades
Judgement reserved in action brought by home-schooled student over predictive grades process
The Minister for Education denies the student’s rights have been breached.
# Calculated Grades
UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results
The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.
# Miscalculation
Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process
It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.
# Results Day
Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms
It comes weeks later than the traditional August results day for the Leaving Cert exams.
# Schools
Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system
The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.
# State Exams
Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system
That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.
# Calculated Grades
Over 33,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system
Students have until 10pm on Thursday 28 May to register.
# Calculated Grades
Leaving Cert students urged to register for Calculated Grades system from tomorrow
Students have until Thursday to register.