Grade Four and Standard Eight pupils, who opened school on Monday, October 12, will begin their term one end examinations from Monday, October 19.
In a circular released dated October 8, which was sent to all headteachers of public and private schools, Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) actng Chief Executive Mercy Karogo stated that assessments will test the learners’ understanding in various subjects.
The examination body also issued strict guidelines for teachers during preparation for the assessments, which will be administered and marked at school level.
“Standard Eight and Grade Four assessments will be administered from October 19 to 23, 2020. Assessments for other classes will be conducted upon reopening of specific classes,” said Knec acting CEO Mercy Karogo.
Karogo added that the assessments will be considered as the end of Term One tests, which were to be done before President Uhuru Kenyatta closed schools in March, due to COVID-19.
Accordin g to KNEC, Grade Four pupils will be assessed in English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Environmental activities and Science and Technology while Standard Eight pupils will be assessed in all KCPE subjects.
“This will be a combined paper assessing all strands, from environmental activities (for Grade 1-3) and science and technology (for Grade Four, term one).”
“For all subjects or learning areas, assessment items will be drawn from previous classes/grades and term one of the current class/grade.”
Knec says that teachers will then be rquired to mark and upload the results onto their portal.
“The assessments will be administered at school level as per the guidelines and assessment schedules provided by Knec and following regulations upon which administration of assessments/tests is anchored,” said Karogo.
The examination body will then verify and validate the scores uploaded by the teachers and also conduct data analysis and interpretation.