Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Leaving Certificate Reform: Discussion with School Management Bodies

Mr. Paul Crone:

I would like to come in on one point, please, around grade inflation. I agree with what Mr. Irwin and Mr. Flood said. Grade inflation speaks more about how we select students for third level than the actual grade inflation issue itself. This is something that needs to be reflected by the CAO. Allowing a mathematical algorithm to calculate things is going to cause issues going forward.