2022 Grade Six National Test (KPSEA) To Be Multiple Choice
The Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) for Grade Six, which is the final test that grade six learners will sit in November this year, will be purely a multiple-choice test.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) samples for KPSEA released by KNEC and seen by our team earlier this month had multiple choices.
KPSEA is expected to replace the soon ending Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) though the two have so much commonalities.
Unlike KCPE however, the Grade 6 KPSEA exam will be marked out of 40 percent rather than one hundred per cent.
The remaining 60% in KPSEA will be fetched from the School Based Assessment (SBA) tests in Grade 3, 4 and 5.
The Kenya Early Year Assessment (KEYA), which had been done in grade three, will contribute 20 percent, Grade 4 another 20 percent and lastly Grade 5 another 20 percent, giving a total of 60 percent.
Placement of learners in Grade 7 will be informed by how they perform in their final Grade 6 exams as well as in the already done school-based assessments.
The pioneer Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) learners will sit for their final test in primary schools from 28th to 30th November 2022 before transiting to junior secondary in January next year.
Knec has released a timetable for the exams, showing that they will last three days.25th November 2022 has been reserved for rehearsals.
The Grade 6 regular learners will sit for five subjects in their final assessment in primary school: Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Integrated Science and Creative Art and Social Studies.