Sept 2019 - Advice on the use of assessment instruments/tests for Guidance or for additional and special educational needs (SEN) in post-primary schools
The Department of Education and Skills has published Circular Letter 0058/2019 - "Advice on the use of assessment instruments/tests for Guidance or for additional and special educational needs (SEN) in post-primary schools".
This revises Circular 0035/2017 and has been informed by the work of the Advisory Committee on Psychometric Testing.
The Circular highlights good practice in relation to the selection, administration, interpretation and retention of assessment related information and the provision of feedback to students.
It can be accessed below:
Circular Letter 0058 /2019 - EN
Circular Letter 0058 /2019 - GA
DES Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts, School Year - 2019/2020
- Details regarding the DES approved relevant guidance allocation is on Page 4 of each document - The table presents the PTR reduction to restore guidance provision.
- Appendix 3 provides additional information on guidance provision in post-primary schools.
DES Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts, School Year - 2018/2019
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has issued circulars outlining the approved allocation of teaching posts for the 2018/2019 school year
These circulars can be accessed directly on the Department of Education and Skills website (www.education.ie) via the links below.
Circular 007/2018 Voluntary Secondary Schools
Circular 008/2018 Community & Comprehensive Schools
Circular 009/2018 Education and Training Boards