KNEC Unveils 2023 KPSEA Results: Schools Now Accessing Reports from Portal

The long-awaited moment has arrived for 1,282,574 former Grade 6 learners in Kenya as the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) recently unveiled the results of the 2023 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams. This comprehensive blog post explores the key aspects of the release, including the subjects assessed, the unique evaluation methods employed, and the implications for both students and schools.

Unveiling the KPSEA Results:

After a period of anticipation, Knec has finally released the results for the KPSEA exams that took place in November last year. The 1,282,574 candidates who underwent the assessment can now breathe a sigh of relief as their results are made available in report form. This information was long-awaited, particularly for those who transitioned to Grade 7 without knowing their results when schools reopened.

Subjects Assessed and Concerns Raised:

The KPSEA candidates were evaluated in five subjects: Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Integrated Science, and Social Studies and Creative Arts. However, it’s worth noting that the assessment lacked creative writing, including English Composition and Kiswahili Insha, topics covered by their KCPE counterparts. This omission raises questions among educators, as creative writing is an integral part of the curriculum in Kenyan schools.

Unique Evaluation Methods:

An intriguing aspect of the KPSEA assessment is the integration of subjects like Integrated Science and Social Studies and Creative Arts. Integrated Science combined Science and Technology, Agriculture, Home Science, and Physical Health and Education. The electronic marking of transcripts using Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) machines is another noteworthy innovation. These machines electronically scored the papers, providing efficiency and speed compared to traditional methods.

Transition to Junior Secondary:

All KPSEA candidates have smoothly transitioned to junior secondary at Grade seven. Parents now have the opportunity to use the KPSEA results for potential transfers to other junior schools. The transcripts, marked electronically, will be distributed in certificate form to parents and candidates at no cost. The transition process is meticulously outlined by the Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, providing a structured approach for Grade 7 and 8 learners.

Insights from KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere:

According to KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere, the KPSEA results will be issued in three forms: individual, school-specific, and national level reports. The national report aims to provide valuable feedback to educational stakeholders, highlighting areas requiring intervention and indicating the proportion of learners at each performance level per subject. School-specific reports will guide institutions on areas for improvement, fostering a continuous journey of educational enhancement.


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