Wednesday October 21, 2020

Comment: Calculated grades algorithm is this year’s e-voting machines

Students in 2021 will have to mask up and sit the Leaving Certificate exams to avoid a repeat of this fiasco

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
1st October, 2020
With the written exams cancelled this year, Norma Foley, the Minister for Education, has attributed two major errors in Leaving Certificate results to coding errors. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

It was a good time for Leo Varadkar to be self-isolating.

Normally, he would be the one having to explain at leaders’ questions on a Thursday how the Leaving Cert calculated grades system led to at least 6,500 students getting lower points than they should have.

But since last week, the Tánaiste has been self-isolating at his home as a precaution after getting a negative Covid-19 test.

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