KNEC Grade 7 & Pre-Vocational School-Based Assessment Instructions

By | April 22, 2023


1.0 The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will upload on the KNEC CBA portal the School Based Assessment tools for Grade 7 (age-based pathway) and Pre-Vocational Level (stage-based pathway).

2,0  To access the assessment portal, Headteachers are required to login onto the CBA portal: Any school that will have password challenges should contact their respective Sub-county Director of Education for resetting the password.

  • Schools will be expected to administer the assessment tools, and score and upload the assessment outcomes of all learners on the CBA portal.
  • SBA tools for Grade 7 will be provided in two formats: PDF format and digital format through the CBA portal httDs:/ as follows:

4,1      PDF Format

  • Schools will be required to log in using the school

(Username and password).

  • Schools will access the tools in PDF format and
  • The tools will then be given to learners in either print format, projected on the screen or written on the
  • Depending on the format adopted, learners may write their responses on the question paper or on the provided writing materials provided by the school.
  • Digital format
    • To access the tools in this format, individual leaders will be required to log onto the portal using their respective assessment
    • Upon logging in, learners will access the tools directly via digital devices such as the Digital Leaming Programme (DLP) tablets available in schools.
  • Learners will be expected to give their responses on writing materials provided by the school
  • The two formats of assessment tools will be displayed on the CBA portal dashboard using different buttons. Schools are encouraged to allow learners act:11!$S the tools directly using the DLPs or any other available digital devices such as desktops and laptops. This will help schools save on printing costs. Those who may have challenges with direct access may opt for the pdf format.
  • SBA tools for Pre-Vocational Level will be accessed in PDFformat by their
  • Teachers will assess the learners as they undertake the performance-based tasks and score using the guidelines provided in the tool.
  • A detailed user manual describing step by step how to access the tools, instructions, scoring guides and how to upload learners’ scores is available on the CBA portal.
  • The assessment tools with coloured images should be printed in colour or loaded on the digital devices available In the school The learners should answer the questions using separate answer sheets provided by the school. In schools where digital devices are Inadequate, the assessments can be done In shifts.
  • Headteachers are requested to keep all records and evidence generated from the assessments.
  • The materials required for the assessments should be obtained from the immediate school environment or Improvised as much as possible.
  • The tools will be accessed as shown below:
 ToolsData to be accessedlast Date toUpload scores
12.1Grade (Subjects with Project, Practical Performance Tasks)i)     Performing ArtsII)       Visual ArtsIll)     English v)       Home Science v)         Integrated Science vi)         Health Education vii)         Physical Education andSportsviii)         Islamic Religious Education Hindu Religious Education3″‘ July 202311th August 2023
12.2Grade 7(Written tests)i)           Mathematics)      English iii)           Kiswahiliiv)          Kenyan Sign Language)          Integrated Science2nd October 202323rd October 2023
 ToolsDate to be accessedLast Date to upload scores
  vi)          Physical Education and Sportsvii)          Agricultureviii)          Social Studiesix)          Computer-Science x)          Performing Artsxi)          VISual Artsxii)          Business Studiesxiii)          Life Skills Educationxiv)          Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Educationxv)          Religious Education{CRE/IREIHREl2nd October 202323rd October 2023
12.3SNE Pre-Vocational Level (Performance tasks)I)          Communication Social and Literacy SkillsII)         Religious Education (CRE/IRE/HRE)Iii)     Daily Living SkillsIv)       Environmental Activitiesv)          Hygiene Nutrition andSafetyvi)              Mathematical Activitiesvii)              Music and Movementviii)         Physical and Health Educationix)          Pre-Vocation Skillsxl     Social Studies2nd October 202323rd October 2023

This information is to enable you to prepare and plan adequately.