The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has released the 2023 national assessments for Grade 4 and 5 learners.
Knec has released the assessment materials for subjects with projects and practicals. The subjects to be assessed are Agriculture, Art and Craft, Music, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Home Science and Physical Health Education.
According to Knec schools have between 10th July to 11th August to ensure the assessments have been done, scored and results uploaded to the online platform.
Already Grade 3 and 7 had their assessments materials released and most schools are continuing with the project and practical activities.
The Grade 4 and 5 learners together with Grade 3 and 7 learners will have their Knec written exams starting 2nd October to 26th October when schools will be required to have submitted scores to Knec.
The tests will involve Mathematics and English activities for Grade 3 learners.
For Grade 4 and 5 learners the tests will cove Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Kenya Sign Langauge, Science and Technology, Physical Health Education, Agriculture, Home Science, Social Studies, Art and Craft and Religious Education (CRE, IRE, HRE).
In a circular dated 17th April addressed to sub county directors and heads of primary and special schools, Knec said the written tests will be done in pdf and digital format.
In digital format, individual learners will be required to log onto the online portal using their respective assessment numbers.
Upon logging in, learners will access the assessment tools directly via digital devices such as the Digital Learning Programme (DLP) tablets available in schools.
Learners will be expected to give their responses on writing materials provided by the school.
In pdf format, Schools will access the tools in PDF format and download.
The assessment tools will then be given to learners in either printed format, projected on the screen or written on the board.
Depending on the format adopted, learners may write their responses on the question paper or on the provided writing materials provided by the school.
Knec further said the assessment tools with coloured images should be printed in colour or loaded on the digital devices available in the school.
The learners should answer the questions using separate answer sheets provided by the school. In schools where the digital devices are inadequate, the assessments should be done in shifts.
Headteachers are required to keep all records and evidence generated from the assessments.
The materials required for the assessments should be obtained from the immediate school environment or improvised as much as possible.