KCPE results to be released today
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Confirmed KCPE Results 2022 Release Date
It is now confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt that the long awaited 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Results for 2022 KCPE national tests administered between November 28, 2022-November 32, 2022 will definitely get released today on Wednesday December 21, 2022. Visit the Knec Portal for verified KCPE 2022 results for Top Candidates and Schools. Click Here to view 2022 KCPE Results analysis.
Release of KCPE Results in 2022
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results will be released today, following the return of President William Ruto from a trip abroad.
Education Cabinet Secretary and the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) will first present and brief the President on the results before announcing them to the public.
Dr Ruto jetted back into the country on Monday night after the one-week tour abroad.
Some education officials, who spoke to Nation yesterday, said they had been informed to be “on stand-by” as they might be invited to attend the release ceremony at the New Mitihani House on short notice.
This is the second-last edition of the KCPE examinations before the 8-4-4 system of education is completely phased out of the primary school curriculum next year.
It will be the first KCPE examination release for Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
It will also be the first time the results will be released from the new Knec headquarters which took more than 35 years to complete.
The release of the results is expected to be followed by Form One selection, probably after Christmas in order to give parents time to prepare their children before schools open on January 23.
Some 1,244,188 candidates were registered for the examination, which was administered from November 28 to 30. However, some candidates missed the test due to various reasons.
As the KCPE exams candidates eagerly await their results, their counterparts in Grade 6 who sat the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) have no such anxiety.
This is after the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms recommended that the assessment should not be used for placement to junior secondary school, thereby taking away the high stakes commonly associated with national exams. The learners will further transition to JSS in their current primary schools.
KCPE Results 2022 New Standardization Rules
The English Composition and Kiswahili Insha papers were the only ones that KCPE examiners marked, though.
The modern optical mark recognition (OMR) system was used to mark the multiple-choice exams in the subjects of mathematics, English, Kiswahili, science, and social studies.
An OMR device electronically scores the papers. Specialized scanning is used by the OMR to acquire marked data from candidates’ answer sheets.
The devices operate with a special scanning tool that projects a light beam onto the paper. Because marked regions of the paper reflect less light than the blank ones, they can be identified by the contrasting reflection at specified locations on the page.
Science received 0.82 in the standards for the KCPE examinations in 2021, while mathematics received 0.83.
This means that, for instance, if a candidate receives 40 ticks in mathematics, the maximum possible score is 40 multiplied by 2 multiplied by 0.83, which is 66%, and if the applicant receives 50 ticks, the maximum possible score is 83%, which is the highest grade.
The subjects with the highest scores in the standardized tests were mathematics (83%), science (82%), social studies (83%), and religion (89%), while Kiswahili (91%).
However, several examiners claim that the standardization of the November KCPE tests has changed, particularly for the science, mathematics, and English sections.
Source: The Nation