Will teachers be tempted to inflate Leaving Cert students’ grades this year?
An opinion piece on the Irish Times, Professor Damian Murchan commenting on the Leaving Cert grades. Will teachers be tempted to inflate Leaving Cert grades? Prof Damian Murchan calls for clear messaging about the difference between exam grades and accredited grades. Unless the public understands the difference, inevitable variations in grades received by some students for the same subject may undermine the credibility of the accredited grades process.
One thing we know from the research is that teachers tend to see the best in their students, reward their efforts and give them the benefit of the doubt.