Teachers Expressing Concerns About The Impact Of Grading Their Own Students

A Laois principal is among those expressing their concerns at the National Principals' Conference.

Teachers say they still have serious concerns about grade-inflation when it comes to the Leaving Cert, particularly when continuous assessment becomes a more permanent fixture.

Planned reforms of the Senior Cycle were the focus of a National Principals' Conference today, the same week many of their students begin mock exams.

Students from Grange Post-Primary School in Sligo on the Leaving Cert have been expressing their views:

Mocks have begun here in recent days, all in preparation for June’s exam.

However reforms are on the way, which will include students taking Leaving Cert Irish and English Paper 1s at the end of 5th year, and more continuous assessment.

Principal of Clonasee College in County Laois Suzanne McMahon says teachers are concerned about the impact of grading their own students.

While James Williams Principal of Scoil Ruáin in Killenaule, County Tipperary, says colleges should also be doing more to support sixth years.

The changes to the senior cycle were discussed by over 200 ETB Principals in Sligo over the past two days

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