Learners in Grade 4 and 5 will sit for their School Based Assessment (SBA) written tests this month of November.
According to the circular that was released by Kenya National Examination Council KNEC in June this year exams will cover thirteen (13) learning areas (subjects) for Grade 4 and 5.
They include; Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Kenyan Sign Language, Science & Technology, Physical & Health Education and Agriculture.
Others are Home Science, Social Studies, Art and Craft, Christian Religious Education (CRE), Islamic Religious Education (IRE) and Hindu Religious Education (HRE).
However the examiner said the test will be combined to have only five exam papers.
Integrated Sciences (IS) will combine science and technology and will cover Home Science, Agriculture, and Physical Health while Creative Art and Social Sciences (CASS) will combine Art and Craft, Music, Social Studies and religious education (CRE, IRE and HRE).
Both regular and special needs learners will sit for these exams.
Already KNEC has uploaded some of examination papers on its online platform for schools to download. This was done on Sunday 30th October.
Public and private schools are expected to download these tests from 30th October to 11th November 2022 which is the period when the exams will still be available for access on the Knec portal.
Upon downloading these exams, schools are required to administer the tests, mark them and upload the scores on the Knec platform by 24th November 2022.
According to Knec primary school results will be determined by the School Based Assessment (SBA), which is done every year in the upper primary classes and the five subject summative national examination done in Grade 6.
KNEC guidelines dictate that learners will have a 60 per cent of the score coming from SBA spread over Grade Four, Five and Six and 40 per cent from the summative report at grade six.
Learners in Grade 3, 4 and 5 have already done their practicals and project work which lasted till early September.
In the written tests, Grade 3 learners will also sit for two subjects. Mathematics and English activities.
Grade 6 learners already did their projects and their written tests which were marked and results sent to Knec. By the end of this month(November) they will be required to sit their final exams, KPSEA, in November.