Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

Primary school teachers have expressed frustrations over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal.

The teachers said they are unable to submit scores after learners sat for the assessment tests last month.

The assessments which targetted Grades 1,2,3 and Classes 5,6,7 began on 18th January and came to an end on 22nd January 2021 and schools are required to submit the learners scores through an online portal provided by the examiner.

The teachers said they have tried severally to upload the assessment scores online as directed by the examiner but this would not be possible due to a slow and unresponsive system.

“We have tried to upload the scores but the process is hectic and expensive because we use too much data bundles yet the system will not allow, it just hangs and will not proceed in taking the scores. We have tried even late night but still it wont work,” said Khalid a teacher in Maweni in Kongowea Mombasa.

Knec had said uploading of the Learners’ scores will take place from 25th January to 19th February 2021.

This means schools have two weeks to beat the set deadline.

The examiner said the Learners’ scores should be keyed online directly onto the LCBE portal.

Previously during submission of Grade 4 and Class 8 scores Knec had allowed offline method of uploading scores where schools would fill an excel file with scores before uploading it on the portal.

Knec is yet to respond on claims of a poor system of uploading scorees despite approaching deadline.

This is not the first time schools are getting challenges in submitting LCBE assessment scores.

During the submission of Grade 4 and Class 8 scores teachers had lamented of a slow system in taking scores which prompted Knec to devise a simpler method for getting the scores.

“It has come to the attention of KNEC that the uploading exercise has been faced with challenges, which have slowed the process of uploading,” Knec CEO Mercy Karogo had said through a circular.

To make things simple for schools Knec said schools which may have challenges in uploading the dully filled excel file, will attach the dully filled excel file downloaded from the KNEC system, and send to the  KNEC email address lcbe@knec.ac.ke

It said file shall be processed within two (2) weeks and feedback shall be given.

Schools which faced challenges while uploading the scores were told to contact their Sub county Directors of Education or contact KNEC directly through the following numbers :

a)  0715477646

b)  0772069891

The Council said it has provided ample time for schools to upload the scores as a measure of reducing congestion on the platform;

Sub County Directors of Education were advised to use the CP2 credentials to log onto the LCBE portal and add new schools if any.

Newly registered schools were asked to use the School Code as their Username and password to log onto the LCBE portal.

KNEC FULL GUIDELINES ON HOW TO UPLOAD ASSESSMENT SCORE

1.0. INTRODUCTION

Learning Continuity in Basic Education Assessment (LCBE) Portal is a web-based system for managing the online delivery of assessment tools, registration of learners and uploading of assessment outcomes\scores by schools.

1.1 Accessing the LCBE portal: URL

Schools shall access the LCBE Portal using the web address:  lcbe.knec.ac.ke  or through the KNEC website/KNEC-Portal by clicking on the link, LCBE Portal

1.2 LOGIN page

Schools shall login using their KCPE\MLP user name and password

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

1.   Click on Enter Username and Enter Password to key in the username and password respectively.

2.   Click the login button to access the school home page.

2.0. HOME PAGE

Upon successful login, the window below with menu items shall open for schools to access various functions in the system.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

2.1. Instructions on Conduct of Assessment

This is the first menu item containing all instructions on the conduct of the assessments.

1.   Click on the button ‘Instructions on Conduct‘ to open the below window

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

2.   Select and Click on the ‘View‘ or ‘Download‘ button to view and/or download the general or grade/standard/level specific instruction

2.2. Assessment Materials/Tools

This is the second menu item providing access to the assessment materials

2.2.1.  Steps for downloading Assessment Materials/Tools

1.   Click on the button ‘Assessment Materials/Tools‘ to open the below window with links to assessment tool categorized by grade/standard/level.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

2.   Select and click on the ‘Download Assessment Tools‘ button for the specific Grade/Standard /Level to open the window below and to download specific assessment materials/ tools

3.   Select the appropriate tools for learners in your schools and Click on the ‘Download‘ button to save the assessment tool.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

3.0. REGISTRATION OF LEARNERS

Schools shall have the option of registering learners Offline (recommended) or Online for each Grade/Standard/Level. Registration data for Grade 4 and Standard 8 is already preloaded in the system, hence schools shall only be allowed to edit for Grade 4. No amendment is allowed for Standard 8 learners.

Each  registered  learner  shall  be  assigned  a  Unique  Assessment  Number upon  online registration. Those registered offline will ONLY acquire the assessment number when the dully filled registration form/ file are successfully uploaded in the system.

3.1. To Register learners Offline/ Online

1.   Click on the ‘Learner Registration‘ button to access the learner registration interface for the various Grades/Standards/Levels as shown below:

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

2.   Select and click on the ‘Register‘ button for the Grade/Standard/Level of learners you want to register to open the window as shown in figure 7.

3.   Select the preferred registration mode:  Offline (Recommended) or Online.

3.1.1. To Register Learners Offline

1.   Click on the ‘Learner Registration‘ button to access the learner registration  interface for the various Grades/Standards/Levels.

2. Click on the ‘Register‘ button for the specific Grade/Standard/Level to view the window below  then  choose  the  Offline  Registration  mode  to  register  learners  offline  in  the specific Grade/Standard/Level

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

3.   Click on the ‘Download‘ button under the Offline Registration  to download and save the template for capturing the learners’ registration details offline, see the sample below.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

4.   Click on the ‘Enable Editing‘ button to activate the downloaded template (optional).

5.    Key in learners registration details offline as per the school register. Upon filling all the learner’s registration details in the form, save the file.

6.   Go back to LCBE Portal, log in, and move back to the registration page offline option.

7.   Click on the ‘Browse‘ button  to attach the dully filled file, that you have saved in step 5 above.

8.   Click on the ‘Upload Excel Document‘ button to submit / post the file. Upon successful submission, learners will be randomly assigned Unique Assessment Numbers.

Duly filled uploaded registation form/ file shall be replaced automatically if uploaded for a second time or subsequent times.

Schools  may  View  or  Edit  the  uploaded  Learners  registration  details  online  by  clicking ‘View/Edit‘ button. Missing/ additional learners for the uploaded Grade/Standard/Level may be added online.

3.1.2 To Register Learners Online

1.   Click on the ‘Register‘ button under the online registration as highlighted in the figure below.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

2.   Capture/key in  each  learner’s registration details as required  in the specific Grade/ Standard/ Level then click on the ‘SaveTeachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal button to submit each record. See figure 10 below.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

3.   Click on the ‘Edit‘ button for the specific learner to amend wrongly captured registration details then click on the ‘Save‘ button to update the changes/ record.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

4.0. CAPTURING LEARNER’S OUTCOME/SCORE

Select the fourth menu item ‘Assessment Outcomes/Scores‘ to open the window below

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

4.1. To capture Learners’ Outcomes/ Scores Offline

1.   Click on the ‘Download‘ button on the offline panel as shown below to download the Offline Outcomes/Scores capture template for the specific Grade/Standard/Level.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

2.   Open the saved file to capture scores for learners in the specific Grade/Standard/Level accordingly, sample shown below

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

3.   Once done, go back online and click on the ‘Upload Excel Document‘ button  to submit/ post the dully filled file for the learners outcomes/score.

You may click on the ‘View/Edit Outcomes‘ button   to   view   uploaded   assessment outcomes/scores.  Tick (√) the check box for a specific learner to enable capturing of missing or editing wrongly captured outcomes/ scores.

Duly  filled  uploaded  captured  outcomes/scores  shall  be  replaced  automatically  if uploaded for a second time or more times.

4.2. To capture Learners’ Outcomes/ Scores Online

1.   Click on the Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portalCapture Outcomes‘ button from the online panel as highlighted below

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

2.   The  below  window  below  opens  for  capture  of  the  specific  Grade/Standard/Level Outcome/Score.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

3.   Tick (√)  the check box for the specific learner to activate the fields  for  capturing outcomes/scores and click the ‘Update‘ button to save/post.

4.   To edit, click on ‘View/Edit Outcomes‘ button to view posted assessment outcomes/scores.

5.    Tick (√) the check box for a specific learner to enable capturing of missing or editing wrongly captured outcomes/ scores.

6.   .Edit as required.

7.   Click the ‘UpdateTeachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal button to save/post edited outcomes/scores.

NB: Select “A” for the specific learning area where the learners in Grade 1 to 4, Foundation and Intermediate are absent.

Select “A” for the specific subject where the learners in Standard 5 to 8 are absent. Once the learner is declared absent, the field for the specific subject shall be disabled. In case of a wrong selection, unselect the “A” and Tick (√) the check box to activate the fields for capturing the scores.

5.0.  LCBE REPORTS

Schools shall access various reports for the Grade/Standard/Level and also for each learner where need be.

To view available reports e.g. Nominal Roll, click on the Reports button, select and click on view report button.

Selected reports shall be generated for the school to download in their preferred formats to save or print.

Teachers outcry over Knec unresponsive score uploading portal

6.0. LCBE QUESTIONNAIRES

Schools  shall  access  questionnaires  for  head  teachers  and  learners  by  clicking  the  specific questionnaires buttons e.g. Head Teacher Questionnaire and Learner Questionnaire buttons.

The questioners will be activated for the teachers and learners to provide required feedback online.

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