The government is set to save billions of shillings blown in the printing, administering and marking process of examinations.
This follows the accession of Optical Mark Recognition by the Kenya National Examination Council which electronically scored the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in 2021.
Preceptors have now been stripped of an occasion to mark the final public examination in primary academy, as has been the norm with the former Kenya Certificate for Primary Education.
According to the Kenya National Examination Council, the forthcoming faculty Grounded Curriculum’s Kenya Primary School Education Assessment public examination will be purely in multiple- choice questions that can fluently be marked using the new technology and preceptors won’t be communicated.
KNEC CBC fellow Ann Ngatia, explained that the machine marks the campaigners ’ work by landing their answer wastes using technical scanning.
These machines work with a devoted scanning device that shines a ray of light on the seeker’s paper.
Also, the differing reflection at destined positions on a runner is used to descry pronounced areas as they reflect lower light than the blank areas of the paper.
A great departure from the former times where marking took hours, these new machines marked the seeker’s scripts in bunches of 100 and 200 wastes therefore taking the shortest time.
This colonist CBC classes of Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 started sitting for their School Grounded Assessment examination last week.
In these assessments, KNEC only provides online clones that seminaries download and publish for their learners to have a sense of what the public examination will be.
Preceptors also help in marking, scoring, recording and feeding the final marks online with the public test administration within their seminaries without any redundant pay.
Grade six will sit for their final test starting November 28.
On November 25, it’ll be trial day, with Mathematics and English to be held on November 28.
On November 29, learners will sit for Integrated Science and Kiswahili, with the last paper being Creative trades and Social Studies.