The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has released a schedule for national exams that will be given to learners in Grades 3, 4, and 5.In addition dates for uploading the results on the KNEC portal by the classroom teachers has also been scheduled.
Grade 3 learners’ assessment tools will be uploaded on schools portal on June 5, 2023 and teachers will have up to August 11, 2023 to upload the scores.
The learners will undertake the written assessments for mathematics and English from October 2 to October 26, 2023.
The tools for integrated learning assessment will be uploaded alongside those for Kenya Foundation Level Education Assessment (KFLEA) that is undertaken by learners with special needs who are unable to follow the regular curriculum
Assessment tools for the learners in Grade 4 and 5 will be uploaded onto the schools portal on July 10, 2023, with teachers given up to August 11 to upload the scores.
The learners will be assessed in agriculture, art and craft, music, science and technology, social studies, home science and physical health education.
The written assessments for mathematics and English will be between October 2 and 26 2023. Other subjects will be agriculture, art and craft, science and technology, social studies, home science, physical health education, Kiswahili, Kenya Sign Language and religious education.
This was communicated in a circular to sub-county directors of education, primary school head teachers and heads of special primary school by the CEO of Knec, David Njeng’ere.
“The tools will be then be given to learners in either print format, projected on the screen or written on the board. Depending on the format adopted, learners may write their responses on the question paper or on the writing materials provided by the school,” Dr Njeng’ere says in the circular.
The assessments are not used for placement of leaners to the next level but are instead used to appraise the learners’ progress before they transition to upper primary.