The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has given public and private schools till 11th August 2023 to submit by uploading on its platform the national assessment scores for Grade 3, 4, 5 and 7 learners.
Knec had issued circulars to guide assessment of the learners and had provided assessment materials where schools were required to download and administer.
Teachers were required to score and upload the assessment outcomes on the online platform by 11th August.
Majority of schools are through with part one of the assessment which involved project and practical activities.
Knec had also asked schools to register Grade 3 and 7 learners before uploading their scores because they were not on the system.
On projects and practicals the Grade 3 learners did Integrated Learning Assessment (ILA). This assessment integrated all learning areas in Grade 3.
Grade 4 and 5 did projects and practicals for seven subjects. These were; Agriculture, Art and Craft, Music, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Home Science and Physical and Health Education.
Grade 7 learners did practicals and projects for nine subjects. These were; Performing Arts, Visual Arts, English, Home Science, Integrated Science, Health Education, Physical Education and Sports, Islamic Religious Education and Hindu Religious Education.
The Grade 4 and 5 learners together with Grade 3 and 7 will have their Knec written exams next term starting 2nd October to 26th October.
The written 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).
Grade 7 learners will be assessed on all compulsory and optional subjects. Knec listed fifteen subjects that will be administered in written form.
Grade 6 learners were not and will not be assessed because they are preparing for their final assessment, Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) which will be done simultaneously with KCPE.
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.