KNEC working on summative assessment of learners

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 07:03 | By
KNEC working on summative assessment of learners
Students in a classroom. PHOTO/Courtesy.

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is preparing the administration of the 2022 summative assessment for learners with special needs.  KNEC’s chief executive officer (CEO) David Njengere says they will upload a sample of the Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) by July 15.

“KNEC plans to administer a summative assessment, KILEA, to the first cohort of learners at intermediate level between November and December”, he said.

Plan adequately

“We will upload sample KILEA papers for schools to access through their portals. This information is to enable you to plan adequately,” said Njengere, in a circular to sub-county directors of education and heads of primary and special primary schools dated June 28.

He said the Competency-Based Assessment Framework (CBAF) provides two pathways — namely age based for regular learners (including those with mild disabilities) and stage based (for learners with severe conditions in the categories of deaf, blind, severe cerebral palsy, severe autism, intellectual disabilities and multiple disabilities).

Njengere said that KILEA will be offered in four papers – communication, social and literacy skills, daily living skills and religious education, numeracy, environmental and psychomotor activities, and sensory motor integration and creative activities.

“Learners should be registered and assigned a number by KNEC. They should have undertaken School Based Assessment for the intermediate level and outcomes of at least one SBA uploaded on to the KNEC portal,” explained Njengere.

He also said that teachers will be expected to administer the assessment within the specified period in the KILEA timetable provided by KNEC, score the learners’ work and upload the outcomes onto the same portal.

“Materials required for the performance of the tasks should be obtained from the immediate school environment or improvised as much as possible,” Knec directed.

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