Grade 6 2023 KPSEA Results Updates. The results of the 2023 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will be given to grade 6 students in January at their individual schools.
Through an online platform, primary schools, both private and public, will receive the KPSEA results from the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
The results, which will be in certificate form, will be downloaded and printed by the schools, who will then give them for free to the candidates’ parents.
The KPSEA tests will, however, be released quietly, in contrast to the fanfare and color that accompany the publication of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
The KPSEA candidates completed five courses: Creative Arts, Integrated Science and Social Studies, Mathematics, English, and Kiswahili.
Integrated Science was one paper that combined Science and Technology, Agriculture, Home Science and Physical Health and Education.
Social Studies and Creative Arts was also one paper that combined Social Studies, religious studies (CRE/IRE/HRE), Art and Craft and Music.
The assessment lacked creative writing i.e, English Composition and Kiswahili Insha which were done by KCPE candidates.
This is a major concern by teachers who question why the papers are left out yet creative writing is being taught in schools.
Around 1,415,315 candidates sat for the KCPE exams while a total of 1,282,574 candidates did KPSEA.
Grade 6 2023 KPSEA Results Updates
All the KPSEA transcripts will be marked electronically using special machines.
The marking of multiple-choice questions (transcripts) will be done by the modern Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) which electronically scores the papers.
The OMR captures marked data from candidates’ answer sheets using specialised scanning.
The machines work with a dedicated scanning device that shines a beam of light on the paper.
The contrasting reflection at predetermined positions on a page is used to detect marked areas as they reflect less light than the blank areas of the paper.
With the new machines, scripts are marked in batches of 100 and 200 sheets, unlike the previous technology, which took hours.
However Basic Education Dr Belio Kipsang said that they will give more priority to marking of KCPE exams to give parents time to prepare for Form 1 admission in January.
“We expect the results out early so that placement of students in form one can be done before Christmas so that parents have ample time to prepare,” said Kipsang’ after visiting Naivasha Girls Secondary School to check on KCSE exams.
KCPE exam marking was completed and results are expected anytime this week when President Ruto jets into the country.
During the release of last KCPE exams at Mtihani House on Wednesday, December 21, KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere had said that KPSEA results would be issued in a report form.
“The learners will get individual reports and all these are going to be uploaded on the school portal on January 16, 2023,” Njeng’ere had stated.
He clarified that the results would not be used to place candidates in junior secondary schools but to monitor learner progress.
The head of KNEC further stated that three reports on KPSEA will be made available by the examination body: one at the individual, school, and national levels.
Grade 6 2023 KPSEA Results Updates
“Educational stakeholders will receive input from the national report on areas that need intervention. It will show us the percentage of students in each topic at each performance level where interventions are required.
“Each school will receive detailed reports outlining the areas in which students faced difficulties so they can carry on with the process of improvement,” he clarified.
Njeng’ere insisted that the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) would receive access to the national report.