CBC Grade 6 KPSEA To Save KNEC Billions Of Shillings Electronic Marking Of All The Papers
CBC GRADE SIX KPSEA TO SAVE KNEC BILLIONS OF SHILLINGS; ELECTRONIC MARKING OF ALL THE PAPERS! 2022 KNEC KPSEA EXAM SAMPLES DOWNLOAD
Details have emerged that the Competency-Based Assessment (CBA) will save the government billions of shillings in examination printing, administration, and management. This follows a departure from the outdated KCPE ( Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education) where KNEC contracted teachers to mark English Composition and Kiswahili Insha papers. It is confirmed that there are no such papers in the new CBC Evaluation system.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has availed samples of the upcoming grade six national examinations which exhibit that Composition and Insha will not be tested/examined. Consequently, teachers will not be involved in the actual marking of the final national exams in primary school as has been the norm with the former KCPE.
This translates to KNEC cutting down the high cost of examination management when the Competency-Based Assessments fully roll out in grade 6 national examination class. This is because the incoming CBC’S KAPSEA national Examination will be purely in multiple-choice questions that will easily be marked using the new technology.
HOW OMR MACHINE WORKS
It is important to note that in last year’s KCPE Exams, the marking of multiple-choice questions was made easier when the Council-KNEC- acquired the Modern Optical Mark Recognition( OMR) which electronically scored the papers. This OMR machine marks the candidates’ work by capturing marked data from the candidates’ answer sheets using specialized scanning. These machines worked with a dedicated scanning device that shined a beam of light on the candidates’ work/paper. Then the contrasting reflection at predetermined positions on a page is used to detect marked areas as they reflect less light than the blank areas of the paper. A great departure from the previous year’s marking that took hours, these new machines marked the candidates’ scripts in bunches of 100 and 200 sheets thus taking the shortest time on record.
This Pioneer CBC Examination class that will sit for KAPSEA (Grade six) sat for their School-Based Assessments(SBA) in grades 3,4 and 5
The Following Is the Grade Six (KPSEA) Assessment Timetable
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