Thursday, 30 May 2019

Questions (68)

Michael Harty

Question:

68. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the analysis on educational disadvantage and resource allocation will be complete in the context of extending the DEIS programme to further schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23176/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department is currently undertaking data analysis in the context of resource allocation to match identified need, including the examination of variables known to be strong predictors of educational disadvantage. All schools at both Primary and Post Primary are being assessed using the new identification model. Until this analysis is complete, it is not intended to extend the DEIS programme to any further schools.