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.