Many schools have been in a dilemma on whether to set end of year exams for students in S1 and S2who are not supposed to do end of term exams in the revised the Lower Secondary Curriculum..
The Ministry abolished the beginning, mid and end of term examinations and instead the learners are supposed to be assessed during the teaching and learning process through projects and the activity of integration. However, in order to prepare the learners for the end of cycle assessment, the schools will be expected to develop full papers at the end of year, for Senior One, Two and Three.
The new curriculum focuses on High Order Thinking (HOTs) and items in this category emphasize:
• Transfer of knowledge from one context to another
• Processing and applying information
• Seeing relationships between different information
• Using information to solve problems
• Critically examining ideas and information
NCDC has developed sample items to guide teachers on the design of the criterion referenced items. Please note that the shared items are samples and not examination formats, therefore teachers are encouraged to set items for the end of year examinations for Senior One and Two, based on the syllabus coverage.
The assessment items can be downloaded from the official NCDC website under resources section, or simply from here on sharebility under the NCDC tag, more subjects are being uploaded. Follow link below: