The Leaving Cert outcomes will probably be issued on Friday, September 2.
he State Examinations Fee (SEC) introduced the long-awaited date as the primary sitting of the exams enters its ultimate days.
CAO presents will comply with a couple of days later.
The discharge of this 12 months’s outcomes is in step with what occurred in 2021 once they have been printed on Friday September 3. Final 12 months, CAO presents have been launched the next Tuesday.
The delay in agreeing a outcomes date for 2022 is linked to the bizarre circumstances surrounding this 12 months’s Leaving Cert, in addition to a scarcity of examiners to mark papers.
“The SEC has an absolute accountability to examination candidates to make sure that their work is marked to the very best requirements of high quality and integrity and the Fee should have the ability to stand over the outcomes it points every year,” it mentioned in a press release.
A big issue is the operating of a full, second sitting of the exams for college kids who have been hit by Covid, or who couldn’t sit the exams in June or one other distinctive medical cause, or due to a bereavement.
The second sitting will begin subsequent week, on June 30 – two days after the primary sitting ends – and can run till mid-July.
A scarcity of examiners, which has been compounded by a few of those that have signed up for the job coming down with Covid, has additionally had an influence .
There are additionally extra papers to be marked this 12 months, with about 3,500 extra Leaving Cert candidates alone – to greater than 63,000 – than in 2019, the final time there was a full sitting of this examination.
The third problem contributing to the late announcement for the outcomes launch date was the assure to college students that grades, total, can be no decrease than final 12 months.
Schooling Minister Norma Foley gave this enterprise to make sure that the category of 2022 weren’t at an obstacle vis a vis 2021 school-leavers who utilized to the CAO this 12 months.
The distinctive Leaving Certs of 2020 and 2021 led to collected grade inflation, pushing the scores of 2021 to a mean 60 CAO factors increased these in 2019 .
Because of the minister’s choice, the category of 2022 can now additionally anticipate a mean 60 factors bonus over and above the 2019 grades.
The SEC has anticipated that extra time can be wanted for information evaluation after the papers are marked and it’s prone to contain some total adjustment to grades.
The SEC has introduced in Academic Testing Companies (ETS), the US-based non-profit organisation that specialises in academic measurement, to help with that course of.
This is similar organisation that labored with the Division of Schooling and the SEC final 12 months on the standardisation of accredited grades for Leaving Cert 2021.
“Prematurely of the problem of the outcomes, ample time should be allowed for an intensive vary of checks and high quality assurance procedures that are required within the ensuing course of to make sure that the very best requirements potential are maintained,” the SEC said.
The outcomes will problem to candidates by way of the Candidate Self Service Portal accessible at www.examinations.ie and on www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate. The SEC will problem a direct communication to candidates by e-mail in regards to the deliberate date for problem of the Leaving Certificates outcomes.
Historically, outcomes are launched in mid August however have been pushed out to September in 2020 and 2021 due to using calculated grades/accredited grades as a substitute of , or as an alternative choice to, exams, in these years.
As a result of the later launch of outcomes had knock-on implications for the timing of CAO presents, it delays entry to varsity for first 12 months college students past early September.