Knec 2024 circular guiding CBC assessments for Grades 3, 4 and 5

Knec 2024 circular guiding CBC assessments for Grades 3, 4 and 5

To: All

  • Sub County Directors of Education
  • Heads of Primary Schools
  • Heads of Special Primary Schools


The Kenya National Examinations Council will upload on the KNEC CBA Portal the following:

1 Kenya Early Years Assessment (KEYA) for Grades 3 and Kenya Foundation Level Education Assessment (KFLEA) for Stage Based Pathway.

2. School Based Assessment for Grades 4 & 5 and Intermediate Level for Stage Based Pathway.

    2.0 To access the assessment portal, Headteachers are required to login onto the CBA portal: Any school that will have password challenges should contact their respective Sub-County Director of Education for resetting of the password.

    3.0 Schools will be expected to administer the assessment tools, score and upload the assessment outcomes of all learners on the CBA portal within the stipulated time.

    4.1 SBA tools will be provided in two formats: PDF format and digital format through the CBA portal as follows:

    PDF Format

    4.1.1 Schools will be required to log in using the school credentials. (Username and password).

    4.1.2 Schools will access the tools in PDF format and download.

    4.1.3 The SBA tools will then be given to learners in either print format, projected on the screen or written on the board.

    4.1.4 Depending on the format adopted, learners may write their responses on the question paper or on writing materials provided by the school.

    4.2 Digital format

    4.2.1 To access the tools in this format, individual learners will be required to log onto the portal using their respective assessment numbers

    4.2.2 Upon logging in, learners will access the tools directly via digital devices such as the Digital Learning Programme (DLP) tablets available in schools,

    4.2.3 Learners will be expected to give their responses on writing materials provided by the school.

    5.0 The two formats of assessment tools will be displayed on the CBA portal dashboard using different buttons. Schools are encouraged to allow learners access the tools directly using the DLPs or any other available digital devices such as desktop computers and laptops. This will help schools save on printing cost. Those who may have challenges with the direct access may opt for the pdf format.

    6.0 SBA tools for Foundation and Intermediate Level will be accessed on PDF format by their teachers.

    7.0 Teachers will assess the learners as they undertake the performance-based tasks and score using the guidelines provided in the tool.

    8.0 A detailed user manual describing step by step on how to access the tools, instructions, scoring guides and how to upload learners’ scores is available on the CBA portal.

    9.5.0 The assessment tools with colour 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 can be done in shifts,

    10.0 Headteachers are requested to keep all records and evidence generated from the assessments.

    11.0 The materials required for the assessments should be obtained from the immediate school environment or improvised as much as possible.

    12.0 The tools will be accessed as shown below:

     ToolsDate to be accessedLast Date to Upload scores
    12.1Grade 3 and Foundation LevelIntegrated Learning Assessment i) Regular Learners ii) Hearing Impairment iii) Visually Impairment iv) Physical Disabilities v) SNE Foundation Level3rd June 202431st July 2024
    12.2Grade 4 (Subjects with Project, Practica/ & Performance Tasks)i) Agriculture & Nutrition2nd May 202431st July 2024 31st july 2024
    ii) Creative Arts & Sports iii) Science & Technology1st july 2024
    12.3Grade 5 (Subjects with Project, Practica/ & Performance Tasks)i) Agriculture & Nutrition2nd May 2024 1st july 202431st July 2024
    ii) Creative Arts & Sports iii) Social Studies iv) Science & Technology31st July 2024
    12.4SNE Intermediate Level (Performance Tasks)i)         Communication, Social and Literacy Skills ii) Daily Living Skills and Religious Education iii) Sensory Motor Integration iv) Creative Activities v) Numeracy Activities vi) Environmental Activities vii) Psychomotor Activities1st July 202431St July 2024
    12.5Grade 3 Written testsMathematics and English Activities i) Regular Learners ii) Hearing Impairment iii) Visually Impairment iv) Physical Disabilities30th September 202424th October 2024
    12.6SNE Foundation Level (Performance Tasksi) Activities of Daily Living ii) Communication, Social and Pre-Literacy Skills30th September 202424th October 2024
    12.7Grade 4 and Grade 5 (Written tests)i) Mathematics ii) English iii) Kiswahili iv) Kenyan Sign Language v) Agriculture & Nutrition vi) Science & Technology vii) Social Studies viii) Religious Education (CRE/IRE/HRE) ix) Creative Arts30th September 202424th October 2024 

    This information is to enable you to prepare and plan adequately.

    Dr. David Njengere, MBS

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