Revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessments for students in 2nd year in 2020/2021

By piofficer, Wednesday, 14th April 2021 | 0 comments

The TUI has been in consultation with stakeholders in relation to the completion of CBAs for students currently in second year to reflect the disrupted periods of learning in 2020 and 2021.  Following that consultation, the NCCA has issued revised arrangements. Click here to view the new arrangements.

Main points:

  • Each student must complete a minimum of one CBA in each subject and one CBA in each short course. Students from this cohort will not be required to complete Assessment Tasks. 
  • The selection of activities and topics for CBAs should be guided by what is practical and safe at the time in line with public health advice. 
  • School management, following consultation with relevant teachers (and where feasible, discussion with students), have autonomy to decide whether to complete one or two CBAs in each subject. 
  • To ensure assessment of oral communications skills, students must complete CBA 2: Communicative Task in Irish and CBA 1: Oral Communication in Modern Foreign Languages. 
  • As they are linked in each case with the final examination in the subject, students studying Visual Art, Home Economics, Music, Applied Technology, Engineering, Graphics and Wood Technology must complete CBA 2. 
  • The window within which schools can schedule Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs) and Subject Learning and Assessment Review (SLAR) is set out in the revised arrangements.

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