Schools have 2 weeks to upload Knec Grade 3 ILA task scores

Schools have 2 weeks to upload Knec Grade 3 ILA task scores

The Integrated Learning Areas (ILA) task 2020 is yet to start in some primary schools.

The task involves practical activities testing most Grade 3 learning areas and is the only activity scheduled by Knec for this term.

Thousands of primary schools have started the practical under the theme Clean And Safe Water For Good Health which is part of Kenya Early Year Assessment (KEYA).

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) said assessment of 2020 Grade 3 learners shall be administered in third term when the current academic year is ending according to the new post-covid school calendar.

However Grade 3 learners will carry out ILA project this second term and teachers are expected to upload the learners scores in Knec MLP portal by 5th March.

The ILA project is scheduled to run for a period of two months.

Schools have 2 weeks to upload Knec Grade 3 ILA task scores
A task carried out by learners

The examiner directed head teachers of primary schools to access the GRADE 3 registration portal by logging into the Knec website using their user name and password to upload the details of the learners between 4th January and 1st February, 2021 in readiness for the assessment.

The Kenya National Examinations Council said it will upload the Grade 3 Monitoring Learners’ Progress (MLP) assessment tools in the MLP Portal.

Schools will use the portal to download the assessment tools and instructions and to upload the assessment outcomes after administration and scoring.

Knec gave guidelines on when the tools will be uploaded as follows:

(1) Tool – Integrated  Learning  Areas          

1.1   Regular Learners

1.2  Hearing Impaired

1.3   Visually  Impaired                                      .                                                                                                                                             1.4    Physical  Disabilities

1.5   SNE  Foundation Level

Date to be uploaded

15th January 2021

Date to be accessed

18th January 2021

Last date to upload scores

5th March 2021

(2) Tool – Mathematics Activities         

2.1   Regular Learners

2.2  Hearing Impaired

2.3   Visually  Impaired                                      .                                                                                                                                             2.4    Physical  Disabilities

Date to be uploaded

20th May 2021

Date to be accessed

24th to 28th May 2021

Last date to upload scores

3rd June 2021

(3) Tool – English Activities         

3.1   Regular Learners

3.2  Hearing Impaired

3.3   Visually  Impaired                                      .                                                                                                                                             3.4    Physical  Disabilities

Date to be uploaded

20th May 2021

Date to be accessed

24th to 28th May 2021

Last date to upload scores

3rd June 2021

(4) Tool – SNE Foundation Level        

4.1   Regular Learners

4.2  Hearing Impaired

Date to be uploaded

20th May 2021

Date to be accessed

24th to 28th May 2021

Last date to upload scores

3rd June 2021

Users of the system are required to type in the web address in order to access the login page of the portal.

Schools that have forgotten their password were directed to contact their respective sub county education offices for a new password.

Below is the 2020 Grade 3 ILA task.


GRADE 3 2020



Instructions to Schools

a)     The task should be carried out within a duration of two months.

b)     The teacher to guide the learner to carry out every step of the task as required.

c)      Each learner is required to build/develop and maintain an assessment portfolio as evidence of achievement. The entries in the portfolio should reflect:

i.   Samples /evidence of the learner’s work on each of the sub-tasks. ii.  Teachers scores, comments and dates on the learner’s work.

iii. Learner’s reflection on their work.

iv.  Dates each subtask was accomplished.

d)     The assessment portfolio may be physical, electronic (e-portfolio) or both.

e)     The teacher to provide photographs and video clips on different sources of water. f)      The teacher to prepare contaminated water by mixing clean water with soil.

g)     The teacher to use the scoring guides provided for each task to assess the learner’s work.

h)      The teacher to share and discuss the assessment tools (tasks, rubrics and observation schedules) with the learners before they embark on the task to ensure that they are aware of what is expected of them.


a)  Explore the immediate environment for learning and enjoyment.

b)  Practice hygiene, nutrition, sanitation and safety skills to promote health and wellbeing. c)  Apply creativity and critical thinking skills in problem solving.

d)  Apply digital literacy skills for learning and enjoyment.

2.0.      STANDARDS

The learner can:

a)  Identify different sources of water from their environment; b)  Describe ways through which water can be contaminated; c)  Measure the capacity of water in litres;

d)  Make water clean and safe for drinking;

e)  Store water using appropriate methods;

f)   Appreciate careful use of clean and safe water;

g)  Wash hands using the correct procedure

h)  Communicate clearly and explain ideas logically.


3.1.      With the guidance of parents/guardians/teachers learners will:

a)     Observe pictures or watch video clips on different sources of water.

b)      Collect pictures from magazines or old newspapers or take photographs of water sources near the school or home using available digital devices.

c)     Identify different sources of water in their locality.

d)      Individually construct and label a 3D model of a water source using locally available materials (e.g. paper, clay, paint/coloured pencils/crayons, plastic containers, cardboards among others.)

e)     Individually write down four ways in which water can be contaminated.

f)      Individually make a simple water filter for cleaning water using locally available materials such as small stones, fine sand, coarse sand, pebbles and charcoal among others.

g)      Individually filter 2 litres of contaminated water provided by the teacher to make it clean using the simple water filter and record the time taken. (Learners be provided with means of recording time).

h)      Individually measure one litre of filtered water using 500ml bottle and store in a clean container.

i)       Individually, learners wash their hands using the stored water while observing the correct hand washing procedure. (The teacher to use the observation schedule provided to score the learner’s performance).

j)       In groups of 4-6, learners take turns to describe the process of boiling water for drinking and each group to make a presentation to the class. (Ensure appropriate social distance is observed).

k)      Collect pictures/take photographs on different ways of storing safe water for drinking.

l)       In  groups of 4-6  create  a photomontage to  sensitize  community on  the importance of drinking safe water. (Photomontage is a collection of different types of pictures from books, newspapers, digital media to create a pictorial composition).

m)     Kwenye vikundi vya wanafunzi 4-6, wanafunzi wajadili hoja tano kuhusu umuhimu wa kunawa mikono kwa kutumia maji na sabuni kisha wawasilishe hoja zao darasani.

n)      Individually, keep two separate hand washing logs (one at school and another at home/dormitory for one week) to record the number of times they wash their hands. (Use the sample of the log provided).

o)      Individually sing a song on the importance of using clean and safe water. (The teacher creates text on importance of using clean water and sets it to an already existing tune known to the learners).


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