The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has ordered public and private schools to ensure all grade 3, 4 and 5 assessment scores are uploaded to the online portal by given timelines.
Speaking from Nairobi, David Njengere, Knec CEO says for Ministry of Education to get meaningful feedback that can guide making the necessary interventions in the education system, there is a need for periodical national assessment at the critical tiers in the education system.
He further ordered school heads to ensure the materials used in performing the assessment tasks are obtained from the immediate school environment or improvised as much as possible.
He said a national assessment centre has since been established at Knec, which has been conducting various formative national assessments.
Njengere said the assessment objectives are to: improve learning and instruction, facilitate identification and nurturing of every learner’s potential, facilitate selection of pathways and track in senior secondary schools, provide assessment feedback to learners and other stakeholders, and provide evidence as a basis for the accountability of teachers, school administrators and other stakeholders.
“Learners, will be assessed in Early Years Education in Grade 3, Middle Years Education in Grade 6, Lower secondary education in Grade 9 and Senior school education in grade 12,” said Njengere.
He explained that an assessment provides large-scale feedback on learning outcomes at the formative stages for decision making while an examination is a summative assessment given for individual achievement, selection and placement.
The examiner has also ordered school headteachers to keep all records generated from the assessments.
Through a circular dated 25th October 2021, Knec had announced its plan to administer Competency Based Assessment (CBA) to grade 3, 4 and 5 learners.
Knec said it will upload Monitoring Learners Progress (MLP) assessment tools for Grades 3 and Foundation level for Special Needs Education (SNE).
Knec also said it will upload school based assessment tools for Grades 4, 5 and Intermediate level for Special Needs Education (SNE).
The examiner instructed schools to download the assessment tools and instructions for Grade 3, 4 and 5 then administer, score and upload the assessment outcomes on the KNEC portal by 17th December.
For grade 3 the assessment scores for the integrated learning areas are to be uploaded while grade 4 and 5 its the practical and project based assessment scores.
Grade 3 will have there Mathematics and English assessment tools for regular leaners and those with special needs uploaded on the portal on 29th January 2022 when schools resume for term three.
Schools will administer the assessments between 31st January and 4th February 2022 and will upload the scores on Knec portal by 21st February 2022.
For grade 4 and 5 regular learners will have the following assessment areas administered in theory in term three;
4. Kenyan Sign Language
5. Science and Technology
8. Art and Craft
9. Social Studies
10. Christian Religious Education (CRE)
11. Islamic Religious Education (IRE)
12. Hindu Religious Education (HRE)
13) Home Science
14) Physical and Health Education
The assessments will be administered between 31st January and 4th February 2022. Schools will have till 21st February to ensure the assessment scores have been uploaded on Knec portal.
Knec CEO David Njengere directed schools to access the assessment portal using the link https://cba.knec.ac.ke. Most schools are yet to put their assessment scores online.
GRADE 4 AND 5 ASSESSMENT PROJECTS AND PRACTICALS IN PICTURES
If l may ask, what will teachers of age 55+ do of TPD course?
Am trying to register the students but the system keeps telling me that “something went wrong try again “. but initially the system would capture the student details and give them new assessment number What could be the problem no
The school has been trying to register grade 3 pupils in the system, but the system keep saying something went wrong.
What could be the issue? please, some body assist.
what is wrong with grade3 registration
Thank you knec for making life of children and parents better,I just wanted to say that,the dateline is near for uploading the projects and the knec site is loading in a snail style, kindly pass this message to the concern to improve the network speed.
May the uploading time b added
kindly the network speed is a serious problem please do something
mine keeps logging in and out. i hope they will postpone
I’m trying to upload the project result but the system keeps logging out please fix the problem
Please add us time for uploading
The system should be checked because we have been trying to feed the outcomes but the system logs out
Facing the same problem, logging in and out after each second i try to enter, kindly give us a valid solution
I’m facing a very serious challenge here, the system keeps on logging out in each minute i try to enter outcome scores for grade 4 and 5, so kindly help me with a valid solution
Im trying to upload scores but the system keeps logging out .
I have tried without success to upload the results. The system is logging in and out.It is really hectic
For the last one week the knec system keeps on rotating on log in and does not go through.Some learners were transfered late.Some projects were long term.Add more time&let system wirk
The primary idea of loading the result to the system is a good one but the system need to be looked at by serious ICT personnel to improve it and to suspend this frustration encountered by teachers in uploading the result. we have been trying a week to the deadline but all our efforts failed with the system login in and out with nothing being saved.
in deed the portal is not friendly for uploading the learners outcome.what do we do
The system ought to be friendly to the user. Uploading of results is not a big issue but when the system keeps on returning you back is more frustrating. Now time is over not yet uploaded though with hardcopy results what happens next? Should we forward ? and to where for further uploading.
Kindly can the concern office look into this matter in a more serious note, registration of grade 3 learners has not been successful as the system kept on logging in and logs out on trying to save learners details. The problem began days before deadline. Please do something and push deadline to enable all register and upload the scores. Thank you.
Knec grade 3 portal still has issues it keeps logging in and out. we cant do the imposible. improve the portal then set the deadline. get a competent ICT personnel to assist in improving the portal.
Knec grade three portal is still underdeveloped. Kindly be serious with the portal and then set the deadline.
indeed the system is poor.
Why set deadlines that impossible to meet?
UPDATE US THE ACTUAL DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING GRADE 3 PLEASE .THANK YOU