Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) CEO Charles Ong’ondo has revealed the criteria to be used in the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) for Grade Six candidates to join junior secondary schools at the national and county level.
This is after the national-based examination, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) was abolished in the CBC.
Ong’ondo stated that the new curriculum would entail a balance between formative and summative assessment.
He added that the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) would develop a competency-based assessment framework to provide an effective way to gauge the students.
“The assessment for upper primary will be comprehensive to address mastery of multifarious competencies. The mode of assessment will entail a combination of teacher-administered formative assessment in Grades 4,5 and 6.
“A summative assessment will be conducted by KNEC at the end of Grade 6,” he told the Nation.