Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) in all subjects are getting underway for Second Year students.
In order to ensure that the workload involved is spread as evenly as possible, the timing of CBAs in each subject is scheduled according to the calendar below.
A guide to the title and content of CBAs in all subjects can be found here.
CBAs were introduced with the new Junior Cycle. In each subject, students complete two CBAs, one in second year (CBA1) and one in third year (CBA2), except in Irish, where both CBAs take place in 3rd year.
In general, CBAs are project-based tasks that students complete over a three-week period during their normal class time. In some subjects, such as Visual Art, Home Economics and Music, CBAs take place over a longer period of time.
CBAs are assessed by the student’s class teacher using the following grade descriptors. Note that CBA grade descriptors do not have numerical or percentage equivalents:
- Above Expectations
- In Line With Expectations
- Yet to Meet Expectations
- Not Reported
CBA grade descriptors form an important part of the overall assessment picture for each student on their completion of Junior Cycle and will appear alongside the Junior Cycle exam results on their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA).
For more information on the Junior Cycle curriculum at Ratoath College, click/tap the button below.