Leaving Cert algorithm expert providing ‘feedback’ on new system
Dr Fernando Cartwright, creator of last year’s Leaving Cert algorithm which resulted in thousands of students graded erroneously, has given advice to the Department of Education for this year
The Canadian technical expert who was centrally involved in last year’s Leaving Certificate calculated grades has provided “feedback” for this year’s new system.
Errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades process resulted in 6,100 students getting lower grades than they should have, and around 7,900 students getting higher grades.
The algorithm for the calculated grades process was developed by Polymetrika, a Canadian company, which later discovered an error in one line out of 50,000 lines ...