State to delay Leaving Cert reform over AI concerns

Education minister wants research into impact of generative AI before introducing teacher based assessment

Norma Foley said the world had changed since the plans had been first proposed. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/

Norma Foley, the Minister for Education, has said that aspects of a reformed Leaving Certificate are to be assessed by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) due to the potential impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) on teacher-based assessment.

As part of an announcement of an update programme for Senior Cycle Redevelopment, Norma Foley said: “Over the past two years I have listened to the views of our students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders.

“I am ...