KNEC Grade 5 Agriculture CBC Assessment Project – July 2022

Innovative Gardening for Grade 5 Learners

Project Overview:

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has developed a Grade 5 Agriculture CBC
Assessment Project with a focus on “Innovative Gardening.” The goal of the project is to assess the learners’ ability to: gather information, work with others in a group, and practice agriculture by establishing an innovative garden.

Project Implementation Instructions:

Project Time frame: The project is scheduled to run for up to 16th September 2022.

Individually Researched Area:

Learners individually conduct research on establishing an innovative garden of their choice from the information sources listed above (textbooks, magazines, digital devices, guided internet, resource persons, and/or parents/guardians).

Group Oral Report:

Share the information researched individually with regard to an innovative garden in groups of 4-6 members.

The presentation will be recorded on a digital device. It will last 15-20 minutes in total (each learner will talk for about 3 minutes), and the teacher will use the content to assess the learners.

Group Discussion on Area to be Established:

Discuss and agree on the type of crop to grow in an innovative garden.

This is also recorded in video format with every group member having an opportunity to present. The teacher will get the content to assess in a video format that lasts 15-20 minutes.

Establishing an Innovative Garden:

This will involve a group activity to establish the crop that has been chosen.

The crop should be early maturing and suitable for the school’s ecology, or a mix of crops can be grown.

Site Selection and Preparation:

The school identifies an area to establish the innovative garden.

Learners prepare the site and name the innovative garden with their specified number of the group.

Planting process:

Learners are offered planting materials or can access/borrow materials from home.

Every individual demonstrates planting of at least 40 plants where each learner plants 10 of them.

Assessment Criteria for Each Learner:

Research and note-making on the innovative garden-establishing area.

Sharing the researched area in the form of an oral report to the group.

Group discussion and decision on the area to be established.

Group effort in establishing and taking care of the innovative garden.

Level of creativity exhibited in the innovation.

Quality of the innovative garden.

Good crop performance in the garden.

Good working relationship with others.

Appropriateness and timing in agricultural practices.


KNEC’s intention is to foster collaborative learning, practical application of agricultural skills, and creativity among the learners in the Grade 5 Agriculture CBC Assessment Project. Teachers are advised to use the scoring guide provided, select samples of work as evidence, and assess learners in relation to how far they have come and what he or she has achieved in the course of implementation of the project.


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