Grade 6 Learners To Sit For KPSEA Next Week

The first group of Grade 6 students will begin rehearsing for the new Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) tests on Friday, November 25, which will replace the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).

Grade 6 Learners To Sit For KPSEA Next Week

Around 1.3 million Students will participate in the exercise to be ready for the main exams, which will be held from November 28 to 30.

After graduating, the children will move on to Grade 7 in January and enroll in Junior Secondary schools under the CBC program.

In order to allow class 8 pupils to complete their assessments utilizing the 8-4-4 approach, KCPE exams will also be held on the same dates.

The new CBC program is for pupils in Grade 6 (Class 6). As a result, there will be two batches of KCPE applicants before the entire curriculum is switched over.

The KPSEA will be set up as shown below.

Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Integrated Science (I.S.), which includes Home Science, Agriculture, Science and Tech, and PHE, are the subjects that will be assessed.

 Additionally, there will be Creative And Social Sciences (C.A.S.S. ), which incorporates music, social studies, art and craft, and religious education. Composition and Insha will not be tested under the new curriculum.

After the tests are finished, the papers must be delivered to the relevant sub-county education offices and picked up by center managers with the assistance of security officers.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) announced that the KPSEA will be marked using modern technology and that teachers will not be participating in the activity. This will make the marking process distinct from the conventional marking techniques.

The Grade 6 Assessment will now be marked electronically through the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) devices that KNEC recently purchased.

The machine marks the candidates’ work by scanning their answer sheets with specialized equipment and mark writings in batches of 100 and 200 sheets, hastening the procedure.

However, as the nation draws closer to the KPSEA exams, the Ministry of Education has been urged to eliminate the grade 6 exams.

Emmanuel Manyasa, the executive director of Usawa Agenda, said in an interview with Citizen TV on November 23 that he had informed the task force that KPSEA was not a crucial element of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Manyasa questioned the entire purpose of exams, adding that a lot of money is wasted on an activity that does not produce people who fit in with society.