Leaving Certificate 2022: Results to be released in September

The results of the leaving certificate will be released on Friday, September 2.

The State Examination Commission (SEC) announced the long awaited date as the first meeting of the exam enters its last days.

CAO’s proposal will come after few days.

The release of this year’s results is in line with what happened in 2021 when they were published on Friday, September 3. Last year, the CAO proposals were issued on the following Tuesday.

The delay in agreeing on the result date for 2022 is linked to the unusual circumstances surrounding this year’s leaving certificate as well as lack of examiners to mark the papers.

A statement said, “The SEC has an absolute responsibility for the examination of candidates to ensure that their work is marked for the highest standards of quality and integrity and that the Commission has to stand on the results released each year.” should be able to.”

An important factor is the ongoing, full, second sitting of the examination for students who were hit by COVID, or who could not appear for the examination in June or any other exceptional medical reason, or due to bereavement.

The second meeting will begin next week on June 30 – two days after the first meeting ends – and will run until mid-July.

The shortage of testers, compounded by some of the people who have signed up for jobs with COVID, has also had an impact.

There are more papers to be marked this year, with around 3,500 more certificate candidates left alone – over 63,000 – compared to 2019 – the last time this exam was held in full.

The third issue that contributed to the late declaration of the result release date was the guarantee for the students that the grades, overall, would not be lower than that of the previous year.

Education Minister Norma Foley pledged to ensure that the Class of 2022 was not at a disadvantage compared to the 2021 school-leavers who applied for CAO this year.

The Exceptional Leaving Certificates of 2020 and 2021 led to accumulated grade inflation, raising the 2021 scores to an average of 60 CaO points in 2019.

As a result of the minister’s decision, the class of 2022 can now expect an average 60 point bonus over and above the 2019 grade.

The SEC anticipates that additional time will be required for data analysis after marking the papers and is likely to include some overall adjustments to grades.

The SEC has brought on Educational Testing Services (ETS), a US-based non-profit organization that specializes in educational measurement, to aid in that process.

It’s the same organization that worked with the Department of Education and the SEC last year on standardizing accredited grades for Leaving Certificates 2021.

“Prior to the release of results, sufficient time should be allowed for a wide range of testing and quality assurance processes that are necessary to maintain the highest standards required in the resulting process,” the SEC said.

The results will be issued to the candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal available at www.examinations.ie and www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate. The SEC will issue a direct communication by email to the candidates regarding the planned date for release of the Leaving Certificate result.

Traditionally, the results are released in mid-August, but due to the use of calculated grades/recognized grades as a substitute for the examination in those years or till September in 2020 and 2021. was postponed.

Because the subsequent release of results affected the timing of CAO’s proposals, it delayed college admissions for first-year students before the start of September.