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Students likely to get ‘benefit of the doubt’ on predicted Leaving grades

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th May, 2020
There have been fears among students that the predictive marking system would result in them being marked down by their own teachers. Picture:

Leaving Cert students are unlikely to get lower grades through predictive marking than the traditional written exam, an education expert has said.

Joe O‘Hara, a professor of education at DCU, said teachers would want to give students the “benefit of the doubt” and he cited an English study that found that 75 per cent of final year students received higher grades from their teachers’ predictive marking than they actually achieved in a subsequent written exam....

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