The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has revealed its plan for administering the first national examinations under the Competence-based Curriculum (CBC) before the end of this year.
The council’s CEO, David Njegere, informed junior education officials in a circular that the exam will take place in November and December.
This is the first national examination under the CBC learning model.
The tests will be administered in two ways, according to KNEC, one for regular students, including those with mild disabilities, and the other for students with severe conditions or disabilities.
The Kenya Inter-Mediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA).will be the name of the tests that students in Grade Six will take.
This is a change from the 8-4-4 system’s KCPE which is done by learners before completing their primary level education after eight years.
The KILEA will see students write four papers for examinations: Communication, Social and Literacy Skills, Daily Living Skills and Religious Education, Numeracy, Environmental and Psychomotor Activities and Sensory Motor Integration and Creative Activities.
After completing a school-based assessment (SBA) for the intermediate level, the learners should be registered by KNEC and given an assessment number before sitting the test.
The examinations council has stated once more that at least one SBA’s results must be uploaded to its portal.
Teachers are expected to grade the test takers after they have completed them and upload the results to the portal.
Being a practical model of learning, the required materials will either be improvised or obtained from the school environment.
By July 15, 2022, KNEC will upload sample KILEA papers for schools to view through their respective portals.