Guidelines on end of term assessment according to the new curriculum



The end-of-term examination is a summative assessment system and should consist of a sample of the knowledge and skills learners have acquired in the term.


Test types and assessment tasks for a class must be carefully chosen to reflect the learners’ ages and abilities. In KGI to B2, assessment tasks must be designed to be administered during a one-on-one interview with a pupil. This is because most learners cannot read and therefore makes it difficult for the assessor to get accurate assessments when using pencil and paper tests.


Beginning in P3, assessment should also be partly pencil and paper-type tasks and partly interview-type task.


The end-of- term test for Term 3 should be composed of items/questions based on the specific objectives studied over the three terms, using a different weighting system so as to reflect the importance of the work done in each term in appropriate proportions.


The new SBA system is important for raising learners’ school performance. For this reason, the 60 marks for the SBA will be scaled to 50 in schools. The total marks for the end of term test will also be scaled to 50 before adding the SBA marks and end-of-term examination marks to determine learners’ end of term results.


Source – Primary resource pack

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