English Language Standard Four Necta Exam Format By Necta

English Language Standard Four Necta Exam Format By Necta

 

UNASUBURIA NINI? BONYEZA HAPA KUJIUNGA NA TEREGRAM GROUP LETU




English Language Standard Four Necta Exam Format – Fomati ya Mtihani wa Darasa la Nne. Standard Four Exam Format for Standard Four National Assessment.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This assessment format is based on the English Language Syllabus for Basic Education Standard III – VI of 2016 which became operational from 2017. The English Language subject syllabus was prepared by considering the paradigm shift from content to competence based type of teaching and learning as stated in the curriculum.




This format aims at assessing pupils’ competences, skills and attitudes in learning. The assessment will focus on measuring the extent to which pupils have been able to use the attained competences and take part in simple conversations.

2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The assessment will test the extent to which the pupils are able to:
2.1 express themselves appropriately in a given situation;
2.2 listen and comprehend oral information and simple descriptions;
2.3 read and comprehend written information and simple descriptions;
2.4 use appropriate vocabulary to communicate in everyday interactions, such as family, hobbies, school and current events;
2.5 use simple meaningful and grammatically correct sentences; and
2.6 use the knowledge of English Language to advance academically.

3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES

The assessment will test the extent to which the pupils are able to:
3.1 listen and comprehend oral and written information and simple descriptions;
3.2 use appropriate vocabulary to communicate in everyday interactions;
3.3 use simple meaningful and grammatically correct sentences to communicate in a simple way; and
3.4 communicate in a simple way using all the four language
skills.




4.0 SPECIFIC COMPETENCES
4.1 comprehend oral and written information;
4.2 use vocabulary/verbs through the four language skills;
4.3 communicate orally and through writing.

5.0 ASSESSMENT RUBRIC

The English Language subject assessment paper will consist of sections A, B, C, D and E. The assessment will have a total of five (5) questions. Each question will consist of five sub-items. The duration for the paper will be 1:30 hours and 1:45 hours for the pupils with visual impairment. Each question will carry a total of ten (10) marks making a total of fifty (50) marks.

5.1     Section A: Dictation  

5.1.1 The section will consist of one question with five simple sentences. The question will be on dictation of which five sentences will be dictated to pupils by the invigilator and pupils will be required to write the sentences correctly in the space provided. Each item will carry two (2) marks, making a total of ten (10) marks in this section.

5.1.2 The pupils will be required to listen and write the words/simple sentences read by the invigilator in the spaces provided.




5.2     Section B: Vocabulary 

The section will have one (1) question with five (5) items which will either be multiple-choice, gap filling, matching or short answer items aimed at testing pupils’ ability to use different vocabulary items in different communicative situations. The pupils will be required to answer all the items. Each item will carry two (2) marks, making a total of ten (10) marks in this section.

5.3     Section C: Grammar 

The section will have one (1) question with five (5) items which will either be multiple-choice, gap filling or short answer items aimed at testing pupils’ ability to use grammar patterns in different communicative situations. The pupils will be required to answer all the items. Each item will carry two (2) marks, making a total of ten (10) marks in this section.

5.4     Section D: Composition 

The section will have one (1) question with five (5) items which will either be jumbled sentences, letter writing or a guided composition designed to test pupils’ ability to write a text expressing different events in different situations. Each item will carry two (2) marks, making a total of ten (10) marks.




5.5     Section E: Comprehension 

The section will comprise of a short and simple passage that will be followed by one (1) question with five (5) items which will be short answer questions. The pupils will be required to answer all the items by using the correct information from the passage. Each item will carry two(2) marks, making a total of ten (10) marks in this section.

6.0 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

The following are levels of performance in each task against the assessment criteria:

6.1 A pupil will have poor performance if he/she fails to answer correctly all items of each question or if he/she answers correctly only one (1) item of each question.

6.2 A pupil will have average performance if he/she answers correctly two to three (2-3) items of each question.

6.3 A pupil will have good performance if he/she answers correctly four (4) items of each question.

6.4 A pupil will have excellent performance if he/she answer correctly five (5) items of each question.

The assessment guideline for the English Language competences is presented in the Table 2.

Standard Four Exam Format

Each subject has an examination format, which describes the structure of the examination paper, and the content in which that particular examination covers.



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