Classroom-Based Assessments are the occasions when the teacher assesses the students in the specific assessment(s) that are set out in the subject or short course specification. Junior cycle short courses will have one Classroom-Based Assessment.
This Classroom-Based Assessment is the culmination of the work undertaken in the four strands of the personal project short course. The Classroom-Based Assessment should begin after work in the four strands has been completed.
The presentation completed for the Classroom-Based Assessment is on an aspect of the short course which is of interest to the student. It provides an opportunity for the student to ‘show what they know’ using a format of their choice. It may require collaboration with others to research, find information, plan and organise what to say and how to say it. It builds confidence and encourages social interaction with others. It may also provide an opportunity to demonstrate skills in working with digital technology. The title is open to wide interpretation. The Classroom-Based Assessment can include any format – conversation, interview, role-play, spoken, signed or electronic which allows learning to be presented by the student. The choice of format is determined by the potential it has to draw attention to the student’s finest achievements in relation to knowledge or concepts learned and skills developed.