In Summary
  • All learners in Grade Three will proceed to Grade Four as the assessment will not be used for placement or transition to the next grade.
  • Knec will collate the data from all primary schools and prepare a consolidated report about learning in the country.

The government has moved to clear the air on the assessment of Grade Three learners, even as teachers took the pupils through rehearsals for the exercise Monday.

According to the Ministry of Education, no individual results will be provided.

Neither will there be report cards or ranking of schools in the ongoing national Monitoring Learners’ Progress (MLP) exercise under the competency-based curriculum (CBC).

In addition, all learners in Grade Three will proceed to Grade Four as the assessment will not be used for placement or transition to the next grade.

But while Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said teachers are at liberty to administer the assessment at their convenience as long as all the tasks are given to the learners and assessed by the time schools close on October 25, 2019, teachers who spoke to the Nation on Monday said they have up to Friday this week to feed the outcome of the exercise into the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) portal.

EVALUATION

There have been conflicting reports about the conduct and nature of the assessment, with many teachers, parents and learners equating it to an examination.

Dr Kipsang dismissed as fake a timetable purported to be from the examinations council that has been doing the rounds on social media.

He was addressing a press conference at Moi Avenue Primary School in Nairobi where he had gone to assess the exercise.

“There is nothing special about today or this week. It is only that as Kenyans, out of that pressure that was on everybody, we created a perception that looked like today was going to be different from any other day,” he said.

At the end of the exercise, Knec will collate the data from all primary schools and prepare a consolidated report about learning in the country.

The report will inform stakeholders in education on the success and challenges of the competency-based curriculum.

“The report will inform our other activities that we are going to do,” the PS said. Such activities include capacity building for teachers and delivery of content. The monitoring is for policy and guidance.

COMPETENCY

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