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An action by Freddy Sherry, a Leaving Cert student at Dublin’s Belvedere College, has been chosen as the lead challenge over the calculated grades process. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State is facing more than 20 High Court challenges from Leaving Cert students over the calculated grades process and awarding of college places th(...)

Former student Aoife Fleming  at  Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The postcode lottery has long determined a student’s prospects of going to college. We know that 100 per cent of students in some Dublin schools, part(...)

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(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking at a press conference on the coding errors found in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system. Photograph: Maxwells

Up to 1,000 extra college places may be needed for students due to errors in calculated grades issued to thousands of Leaving Cert candidates. Minist(...)

Institute of Education on Lower Leeson Street: 44 per cent of teachers’ estimated grades were lowered. This compares with a national average of 17 per cent. File photograph: Alan Betson

After logging on to the Leaving Cert results website last week, Saoirse Corbett Fitzpatrick felt devastated. “My single focus for the last two years (...)

In the case of 17% of grades nationally, students may be frustrated and angry when they find out that their teachers’ estimates were lowered by the department under its standardisation process. Photograph: Getty Images

The Leaving Cert class of 2020 will on Monday morning find out the percentage mark that their teachers assigned them under the calculated grades proce(...)

The calculated grades system left private schools focused on delivering high results feeling discriminated against, though the department insists the process was blind. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It was never going to please everyone. The political decision to abandon the Leaving Cert exam in favour of calculated grades left the Department of E(...)

A further 800 college places are to be found in third-level colleges in a last-minute bid to ease the expected upward pressure on CAO points due to grade inflation this year. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is not planning to recalculate grades for individual schools despite calls from some who insist they have “lost out” under the process.(...)

A statistical model was created to estimate how a student with a particular profile of Junior Cert results was likely to perform in the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The exact process used to arrive at calculated grades has been shrouded in mystery – until now. A 200-page report from a unit established by the Depa(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley has acknowledged that grades for the class of 2020 will be “stronger” compared to previous yeares .Photograph: Julien Behal

How do I get my calculated grade results? Students will be able to access their grades online using the student portal from 9am. The grades are also b(...)

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