ASTI secures extension to JC Assessment Task deadlines


Monday 20 March 2017

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ASTI secures extension to JC Assessment Task deadlines

Following representations by ASTI seeking extended timelines for the Junior Cycle English Assessment Task, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) have agreed to the following extended deadlines:

Latest date for student completion of the Collection of Student’s Texts    Friday 7th April 2017

Date for the issue by the NCCA of the May 2017 Assessment Task                                                                                         Monday 24 th April 2017

Completion of the Assessment Task                                                                  Tuesday 2nd - Monday 8th May 2017

The NCCA will be issuing a revised notice to schools outlining these revised dates.

This NCCA notification, as on the previous occasion, will also refer to the appropriate dates for the award of descriptors by teachers and completion of SLAR meetings. ASTI members will not engage in the awarding of descriptors or attend SLAR meetings.

Members are reminded that the Junior Cycle Framework Directive prohibits members from engaging in SLAR meetings and awarding descriptors.

The State Exams Commission has decoupled the Assessment Task from the Classroom Based Assessment bringing it into line with ASTI policy. It is in this context that ASTI members can engage with the Assessment Task.

Click here to view ASTI webpage Information for Teachers of English.

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