Each year our students receive a number of assessment / exam reports which give feedback to parents and guardians.  The assessment and exam reports have been carefully designed to assist teachers in recording your students’ progress in each subject/module.  The aim of the assessment/exam reports are twofold.  Firstly, they reflect your student’s progress in each subject and secondly, they are a medium whereby teachers can give feedback to students and parents as to how best to improve in subject areas.

The grid below outlines the current Assessment and Report Schedule.

MON
GROUP
FORMAT
BASED ON
PURPOSE
OCT
Form 3
Form 5
Form 6
Mid-Term in-class assessment
Grade/Effort Mark/ Free Comment
3rd Yr – Junior Cert  style question
5th Yr – based on topics  covered in September.
6th Yr – Exam style questions.
To encourage good work ethic from get go.
To give sixth year an ideal of their level/progress.
NOV
DEC
FORM 1
FORM 2
FORM 5
HOUSE EXAMS
Grade/Effort Mark/ Free Comment
Everything covered since September
To measure academic progress.
NOV
FORM 4
TY MODULE 1 TESTS
Grade/Effort Mark/ Free Comment
Everything covered in the modules so far.
To give an assessment of their progress in Module 1
FEB
FORM 3
FORM 6
MOCK EXAMS
Exam mark/Effort Mark/Comment
Everything covered since first year – Form 3
Everything covered since fifth year – Form 6
State examination style exams
Practice and preparation for the state exams.
To give students and parents a clear indication of
the students progress and indicate if they are taking
the correct level.
FEB
FORM 4
TY MODULE 2 TESTS
Grade/Effort Mark/ Free Comment
Everything covered in modules presented
in module 2
To give an assessment of their progress in Module 2
FEB
FORM 1
FORM 2
PROGRESS REPORT
in class assessments
Grade/ Effort Mark/Behaviour Mark
and Comment
Progress since Christmas exams –
focusing on effort,
general attitude to study.  Areas to improve ,
behaviour
etc.
A half-way marker to highlight general progress
and areas to improve for the last part of the year.
MAY
FORM 4
TY MODULE 3 TESTS
Grade/Effort Mark/Free Comment
Everything covered in module 3
To give an assessment of their progress in Module 3
MAY
FORM 1
FORM 2
FORM 5
HOUSE EXAMS
Exam Mark/ Effort Mark/ Comment
Everything covered for the year.
A final assessment of the whole year’s progress and
where to focus next year.