The Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan is welcoming the breakthrough in negotiations on junior cycle reform.
The newly agreed proposals will see students sitting a revised exam that would be assessed by the State Examinations Commission.
In addition to that teachers would assess students in class - with each subject being assessed once in second year and once in third year.
At the end of the third year students will get a profile of achievement document.
A new subject of Well-being will be introduced and students will also be able to opt to study a number of short courses like computer programming.