Civic and Moral Education Standard Four Exam Format By NECTA
Civic and Moral Education Standard Four Exam Format from National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) for Standard Four National Assessment.
This assessment format is based on the Civic and Moral Education syllabus for Basic Education Standard III-VI of 2016 which became operational from 2017. The format is based on the objectives of Civic and Moral curriculum; among other things, to instill in the pupil the accepted morals: respecting the community, appreciating the community, responsiveness, resilience, integrity and promotion of peace.
The assessment will focus on the performance of the pupil to identify their knowledge, skills and perspectives that are relevant for achieving specific competencies in the Civic and Moral Education syllabus. Competencies in different concepts will be assessed as shown in the assessment guideline attached with this format.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
Civic and Moral Education assessment intends to measure the
candidate’s ability in:
2.1 understanding the role of community based on political and civil society institution in a democratic government;
2.2 interpreting, valuing and respecting the national identity, constitution, structure and operation of the government;
2.3 understanding the basics of democracy in administration and management;
2.4 recognizing their duties respecting and defending human rights and maintaining rules of law;
2.5 understanding and participating in administrative activities, leadership and national security in the communities in which they live;
2.6 identifying and analyzing political, economic and social problems and developing the strategies to resolve them;
2.7 recognizing the differences between people based on their ideologies and their circumstances and to develop tolerance from such differences;
2.8 building a culture of the national unity and cooperation between Tanzania’s communities and the people of other countries; and
2.9 applying the knowledge of cross-cutting issues education in life.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
Civic and Moral Education subject assessment in Standard 4 aims at determining the pupil’s competence in:
3.1 respecting the community; 3.2 appreciating the community; 3.3 being responsible; 3.4 being resilient; 3.5 being a person of integrity; and 3.6 maintaining peace.
4.0 SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Civic and Moral Education subject assessment in Standard 4 aims at measuring the pupil’s competence in:
4.1 loving oneself and others;
4.2 loving and be proud of his/her school;
4.3 loving Tanzania by cherishing his/her values, symbols and
4.4 taking care of oneself and others;
4.5 protecting the environment and its contents;
4.6 building good relations with others in the community;
4.7 protecting their national resources and interests;
4.8 managing the school and household tasks;
4.9 obeying laws and regulations in doing daily duties;
4.10 having self-discipline;
4.11 collaborating in performing household and tasks;
4.12 tolerating each other in daily life;
4.13 being optimistic (positive) towards achieving self-objectives;
4.14 learning by analyzing issues critically;
4.15 being trustworthy in the community;
4.16 fulfilling their responsibilities openly and honestly;
4.17 standing for peoples’ rights;
4.18 interacting with people of different cultures and backgrounds;
4.19 respecting cultural differences and ideologies among people of different races; and
4.20 building good relations with other nations.
5.0 ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
Standard Four National Assessment will be one paper with a total of six (6) questions with sub-items in sections A and B. Each sub-item will carry two (2) marks; making a total of fifty (50) marks. The duration of the assessment will be 1:30 hour; and 1:45 hours for the pupils with the visual impairment.
5.1 SECTION A
This section will have three (3) questions. The first question will be a multiple choice, with five items. The pupil will choose a letter of the correct answer from the four options, A, B, C and D. The second question will require the pupil to match questions in List A with their answers in List B. The question will have four items. The third question will have four items, whereby the pupil will be required to fill in the blanks using the words provided in a box or brackets. Section A will have a total of 26 marks.
5.2 SECTION B
This section will have three (3) questions. The fourth question will have four items, whereby, the pupil will be required either to complete a table or a given passage by writing the correct answer. The fifth question will have four items based on a picture or a drawing given. The sixth question will have four items based on a given poem, passage or song. The pupil will be required to write a brief answer to questions based on the respective item. Section B will have a total of 24 marks.
6.0 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
The level of performance will be Poor, Average, Good, and Very Good depending on the marks scored in each competency, as shown in the assessment guideline in Table 6.