Written answers

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Educational Disadvantage

Photo of Michael HartyMichael Harty (Clare, Independent)
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68. To ask 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]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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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.


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