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Education Testing Services will work with the Department of Education and the State Examinations Commission to deliver various elements of the standardisation model.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US non-profit Education Testing Services (ETS) has been awarded the contract to design this year’s accredited grades process for Leaving Certificate (...)

Students opting for both the exams and accredited grade options this year will automatically receive the better grade in each of their subjects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The vast majority of Leaving Cert students have registered for written exams or accredited grades ahead of a deadline which expired on Tuesday. There(...)

A Canadian company linked to coding errors which led to some  Leaving Cert students receiving incorrect grades has defended its work. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Canadian company linked to coding errors which led to thousands of Leaving Cert students receiving incorrect grades last year has defended the quali(...)

Students have had to adjust to changed classroom environments due to Covid-19 restrictions. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1. Reopening  schools Another shutdown of the school system looks certain - the only question is how long will it last? Current speculation(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley expressed regret to students for what had happened at a press conference

An independent review of errors in the calculated grading process which led to thousands of students receiving the wrong results only focused on a sam(...)

 Leaving Cert students protesting against calculated grades outside the Department of Education in Dublin in September.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So, exactly how many students have now been affected by errors in grades? A total of 6,100 Leaving Cert students across 610 schools will get upgrade(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley has said some 6,500 students were affected by the errors. Photograph: PA

Some 6,100 students have been awarded improved Leaving Cert marks following a review of the calculated grades system after a number of errors were dis(...)

The registered address for Polymetrika International Inc is a residential home in Ottawa, according to company records. Photograph: Aedan Helmer

Students affected by errors in the awarding of Leaving Cert grades will not find out until the end of next week whether they will be able to take up h(...)

The registered address for Polymetrika International Inc is a  residential home in Ottawa, according to company records. Photograph: Aedan Helmer

Polymetrika International Inc, the Canadian firm linked to errors in Leaving Cert results, has been paid a total of €163,000 by the Department of Educ(...)

The precise number of students who will receive higher grades will not be available until a series of verification checks are completed. Photograph: The Irish Times

So how, exactly, did the errors occur? Two errors were discovered in the coding process or algorithm used to implement the standardisation process af(...)

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