Leaving Cert grades errors ‘deeply disappointing’ – ASTI President


Tuesday 29 September 2020

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The President of the ASTI, Ann Piggott, has said teachers are shocked and disappointed by the news that two errors in the Leaving Cert 2020 Calculated Grades Process have been identified.

“Today’s announcement is deeply disappointing. Teachers took part in the Calculated Grades Process in good faith and we were assured that the Process was robust and fair for students. Teachers I have spoken to are very concerned about the impact of today’s announcement on those students affected, as well as the entire class of 2020 who have endured so much stress and uncertainty this year,” said Ms Piggott.

“While the discovery of errors is extremely upsetting for students and teachers, there is some comfort in the news that some students will receive their proper elevated grades and that no student will be downgraded.

“It is essential that students affected by the errors can access the courses they are eligible for without delay. In addition, the Department of Education and Skills must complete a thorough and full investigation of this matter immediately.”



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