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School Management Given Go-Ahead To Assess Junior Cert Students

The government's scrapped plans to replace the Junior Cert with class-based tests in the autumn.

Instead, all students will receive a "certificate of completion" and a report from their teachers on how they've done over 3 years.

It'll be up to each school to decide if any further assessments - like a project or essay - are needed.

Teaching unions the ASTI and TUI have welcomed the move.

The Teachers Union of Ireland says the revised arrangements will bring certainty to worried students, parents and teachers.

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