Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (518)

Gary Gannon

Ceist:

518. Deputy Gary Gannon asked the Minister for Education when students can expect results from the appeals process; and if there are different deadlines for the different stages associated with the process. [27307/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Calculated Grades Student Portal reopened on 14 September to allow students to view their estimated percentage mark and calculated mark to allow students to consider this data if they were considering an appeal of their Calculated Grade.

The appeals process is a process review focussed on looking for errors in the transmission and processing of student data through the process.  It is not possible to appeal the information (estimated percentage mark or rank order) provided by the school.  Due to the nature of the Calculated Grades system the professional judgement of the school is outside of the appeals process.  It should further be noted that the design of the statistical model and the application of the national standardisation process is also outside of the scope of the appeals process. 

At the time of closing the appeal application process on Wednesday 16 September, some 12,300 students had appealed almost 33,700 grades.  Every effort will be made to process appeals as quickly as possible but it is not possible at this time to commit to a date for the issue of the appeal results.  Students will be notified of this date as soon as possible.  It is not possible to provide an expedited appeal for any student or group of students.  All appeals will be processed, and results released, simultaneously to ensure fairness and equity to all.