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Classroom Based Assessments


Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their learning and skills in ways not possible in a pen and paper examination, for example, their verbal communication and investigation skills.  CBAs will be facilitated by the classroom teacher. CBAs will be undertaken during a defined time period within normal class contact time and to a national timetable. Students will complete one CBA in second year and the other CBA in third year in each subject.


Once the second CBA is completed students in third year will complete a written Assessment Task.  This task, set by the  National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), is undertaken during normal class time and will be sent to the State Examinations Commission (SEC) for marking. This Assessment Task will be worth 10% of the overall mark in the case of most subjects.  At the end of third year, students will sit the final SEC examination in June.  CBAs will be reported on in the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) using the following descriptors:


  • Exceptional

  • Above Expectations

  • In Line with Expectations

  • Yet to Meet Expectations

For more information about the CBAs involved in each subject please follow this link


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