History could remain an optional subject at junior cycle level following a review by the National Council for Curriculum Assessment.
The review was ordered after criticism that History was removed as a core subject under the new junior cycle framework.
RTÉ reports the as yet unpublished review has recommended no change to the subject's optional status.
The Education Minister Joe McHugh must now decide if he will accept the findings of the review.
The Government has confirmed Minister McHugh's department received the report in July, and he is now giving it "full consideration".
Secondary school teachers' union the ASTI says it is disappointed at the recommendation by the NCCA.
ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald argued: “The calls for History to be a core subject at Junior Cycle have attracted considerable support from reputable academic figures and the public at large. The ASTI lends its voice in full support.
“In particular, the ASTI shares and supports the ‘deep and profound concern’ expressed by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins that history will no longer be a core subject."
The union said it is "strongly of the view" that there's enough space available within the current plans to "create appropriate space for all subjects".
Meanwhile, Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin also called on Minister McHugh to ensure history remains a core subject.
She argued: "He needs to step up and ensure our children and future generations do not suffer as a result of a dumbing down of the school curriculum under his watch.”
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, meanwhile, said it's "absolutely imperative that we cultivate and nurture the study of history".