This booklet is intended for use by teachers, the school management team, and the facilitator of the school’s discussion and reflection on its current and future reporting practice.
These guidelines set out an approach to reporting at junior cycle that will contribute to the personal development of students, support learning and teaching while being manageable and accessible for everyone involved.
Reporting Guidelines (PDF)
NCCA has developed these templates in line with the style and format of the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA). Schools are encouraged to develop their own reporting formats along similar lines.
The following extract from the Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) offers further guidance:
From autumn 2017, reporting will be based on a national approach and agreed templates designed by the NCCA. Degrees of flexibility and the potential for customisation will be built into the template designs to facilitate some school preferences in the area of reporting. The design of the templates will draw upon existing good practice in school reporting. Templates will be designed for hard-copy and on-line completion. They will be user-friendly and easily interpreted by students and parents/guardians. The national templates will link closely to the standards expected of students at this stage of their education.
Framework for Junior Cycle (2015), pg. 45
The examples of the Reporting Templates included here are intended to provide support for schools as they continue to develop their reporting practice. As previously, schools will continue to develop their own reporting formats to reflect their own particular context, using the terminology of the descriptors and ‘look and feel’ of the JCPA.
Reporting template A: Carrigmore Community College: In this example the school is reporting on student performance in Classroom Based Assessments in English, Science and Business Studies. The school is continuing with end of term examinations in English, Science and Business Studies.
Reporting template B: St Brigid's Secondary School: In this example the school is reporting on student performance in Classroom Based Assessments in English, Science, Business Studies, Modern Foreign Languages and Visual Art. The school has decided not to use end of term examinations in English, Science and Business Studies. The school also includes wellbeing in its report.
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