Calculated grades will be calculated by combining a school-based estimation of an overall percentage and data available to the State Examination Commission. The guidelines state that teachers can balance a variety of factors in arriving at a professional judgement such as the student’s classwork, homework and performance in any house examination. The guidelines state that a teacher’s estimated mark should only consider a student’s performance.
Once the teacher reaches their estimated grade, the estimated grade will be submitted to the Department of Education and Skills. The estimated grade will then be combined with historical data available from the State Examination Commission to bring the grades into line with the “expected distribution of the school”.