KNEC Gives New Directives For CBC Grade 4 Assessments, March 2021; find out How To Easily Access the KNEC Grade 4 Assessment Portal Via cba.knec.ac.ke
To achieve the recommendations given by the education taskforce for the new competency-based curriculum, schools are expected to submit assessment outcomes of learners who are currently in Grade 4 to the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), which will contribute to 20% of the final Grade 6 assessment.
Grade 4 KNEC Assessment Tools
KNEC will upload the 2020 Grade 4 Age Based and Intermediate Level Stage Based assessment tools by 7th March 2021 for schools to access and use.
The tools will cover the following learning areas:
Age Based Curriculum (Regular) Pathway:
Christian Religious Education (CRE);
Islamic Religious Education (IRE);
Kenyan Sign Language;
Hindu Religious Education (HRE);
Science and Technology;
Physical and Health Education.
Art and Craft;
Stage Based Curriculum Pathway:
Communication, Social and Literacy Skills;
Daily Living Skills and Religious Education;
Psychomotor Activities; and
Sensory Motor Integration.
The 2020 Grade 4 learners will not be assessed on indigenous and foreign languages.
Grade 4 KNEC Assessment Tools
Schools are expected to download and administer the assessment tools; score; and upload the Grade 4 learners‘ assessment scores on the KNEC Competency Based Assessment portal (cba.knec.ac.ke) between 8th and 19th March 2021.
The materials required for performing the assessment tasks should be improvised as much as possible within the immediate school environment.
Schools will not be expected to upload learners‘ biodata afresh since this data was uploaded during administration of Grade 3 MLP assessment.
Schools will however be allowed to edit the following details for learners if need arises:
Name of the learner;
Correct order of name;
Gender of the learner;
Birth Certificate Number;
Date of birth of the learner;
Nationality/Citizenship of the learner;
Type of Special Needs and Disability;
Pathway (Age Based or Stage Based).
In case of any other amendments such as deletion/transfer cases, new enrolments or any other amendment on the existing learners‘ details apart from the ones listed above, the school will be expected to contact the Sub County Director of Education (SCDE) or KNEC.
The SCDEs shall be given rights to access the Grade Four Portal and effect transfer(s), add new learners, delete or effect amendments of learner‘s bio data.
Unique Identifier Number (UIN)
KNEC will issue each learner in the database with an assessment number (Unique Identifier Number) automatically generated by the KNEC ICT system. This number will be used to identify the learner during future assessments.
Schools will be expected to inform parents and learners of their Assessment numbers, which shall be used throughout their basic education cycle for KNEC assessments.
How To Easily Access the KNEC Grade 4 Assessment Portal Via cba.knec.ac.ke
To access the assessment portal, school heads are expected to follow the following simple steps:
1. Access the official KNEC website and click on the following link ‘cba.knec.ac.ke‘.
2. Log in using the designated KNEC School Code as the Username and the Password used during MLP Grade 3 registration
3. click on the tab labelled ‘grade four‘.
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KNEC deadline for uploading grade 4 learners’ assessment scores 2021
All schools are expected to download and administer the assessment tools; score; and upload Grade 4 learners‘ assessment scores onto the KNEC Competency Based Assessment portal (cba.knec.ac.ke) between 8th and 19th March 2021.
Head–teachers are therefore requested to keep all records generated from the assessment as evidence for use in quality assurance.
It should be noted that for the 2020 Grade 4 cohort, School Based Assessment (SBA) will constitute 20% of the Formative Assessment.
However, going forward, from the 2021 Grade 4 cohort:
Teachers will develop and administer Classroom Assessment (CA) and keep a progress record of the learner‘s performance in all subjects. Teachers will then upload the CA scores on the KNEC portal as shall be guided. This will account for 10%.
The examination council will develop the SBA tools and upload them online for teachers to use. Schools will download, administer and score the SBA tools. Teachers will then upload the SBA scores on the KNEC portal as shall be guided. This will account for 10%.
Grade 4 Formative Assessment (20%) will comprise CA (10%) and SBA (10%).