Learners to sit for national exams in Grade 3 before proceeding to Grade 4, Knec

Learners to sit for national exams in Grade 3 before proceeding to Grade 4, Knec

“This therefore calls for a shift in the way we assess. Assessment will be more of a process of determining the capability of a learner to apply the knowledge, skills, attitude and values as they perform tasks,” said Karogo.

She said emphasis will be on formative assessment carried out continuously during the learning process, and teachers will need to nurture a learner’s potential by making use of variety of assessment methods.

“Apart from written tests, teachers can embrace use of oral tests for language proficiency, observation schedules as learners engage in learning activities, use if rubrics that give a qualitative description of what a learner is able to do, use of projects in a small way and use of portfolio assessment to gather evidence of learning over a given period of time,” said Karogo.

She said CBC will focus on assessment on tasks that relate to everyday life experiences to ensure learning is not on abstract things and exercises given should be ones the learner identifies with.

“Use of key inquiry questions will help learners acquire the higher order thinking skills as they solve problems within their immediate environment,” said Karogo.

Education CS George Magoha, on Tuesday, said the Government would roll out CBC in Grade 4 in January despite resistance from Kenya National Union of Teachers.

Five lessons will be taught per day in the pre-primary section, bringing the total to 25 per week.

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