Before the end of the first term following the completion of the junior cycle, each student will receive a composite Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) from his/her school. The JCPA will capture all of the different assessment elements undertaken over the three years of junior cycle, including the grades which will have been previously and separately issued by the SEC.
The CBA results are recorded in your son’s Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) It is fundamental that each student is present in class for their CBA and Assessment Tasks. Absences will only be accepted when Doctors certs are provided to school management. However, it must be noted Teachers are required to record the results of CBAs within a set timeframe so it is extremely difficult to allow for extensions. The timeframe for the completion of CBAs and ATs is given to schools by the Department of Education and will not be altered in any way.
The CBAs are reported on using the following Descriptors as outlined by the Department of Education:
- Above Expectations
- In-Line with Expectations
- Yet to Meet Expectations
In third year after completing the CBA2 each student will the Assessment Task. This is worth 10% of the final grade in that subject. It is marked by the State Examination Commission and the written element is generally completed within one class period within the normal school timetable.