KCPE Results 2021-2023: Knec KCPE results to determine the selection of both Class 8 and CBC grade 6 cohort to ( junior) secondary schools, CS Magoha
KCPE results 2020/2021 release date
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE national exams which will commence on Monday March 22, 2021 will not be done away once the new CBC curriculum is fully implemented.
The results for the postponed 2020 KCPE national tests will be released by the CS Education in April 2021.
KCPE to be retained in the new Competency-based curriculum
The KCPE national exam was retained courtesy of CS Magoha’s last-minute but necessary interventions.
The KCPE examinations will be tailored to fit in the broader plan of reforming assessments under the new competency-based Curriculum.
The latest plan is to have learners undergo various assessments, accumulate marks scored at the school level and sit external national standardized tests administered by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) for objectivity and certification purposes.
Many Kenyans had expressed their fear that doing away with KCPE and adopting pure school-based assessments may lead to unfair results given by some teachers.
Besides, it emerged that learners graduating from the new Kenyan education system are likely to face obstacles when pursuing further education in other countries if they did not sit a final standardized examination at the end of primary education.
Consequently, the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) task force report which was recently received by the President has recommended, under the 2-6-3-3-3-education system, a blend of both school-based assessments and national examinations.
Under the new plan, the teachers shall conduct classroom assessments for learners at Grades 1 to 3.
The learners will still sit a standardised school test once they are at Grade 3, which will be assessed and scored by teachers who will then give feedback to learners in their respective schools.
The CBC Annual weighted mark
Schools will then submit the results for each learner to the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC to facilitate analysis learning outcomes and achievement of competencies at the national level.
The Knec report which will be generated at this stage shall be sent to schools to serve as a guide to teachers receiving Grade 3 learners at Grade 4.
The report, that was received by President Uhuru also proposes school-based assessments for Grade 4, 5 and 6 learners with an annual weighted mark of 20 per cent.
The annual marks recorded by teachers will be sent to Knec and will form part of final marks at the end of primary school.
National examinations, which will be administered by Knec at the end of Grade 6, will only constitute 40 per cent.
“There was fear that some schools may tamper with internal scores to project schools as high performers. But the external marks by Knec will standardise the scores and also bring in element of objectivity,” said a task force member. All learners, at the end of primary school will transit to Junior Secondary School.
The report says that at this level of education, learners will also be subjected to formative and summative tests at the end of the cycle.
“The Junior Secondary School assessment will facilitate placement in Senior Secondary School Pathways and Tracks, while the Senior Secondary School assessment will facilitate transition into Tertiary and University Education and Training,” reads the report.