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KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

AGRICULTURE CURRICULUM

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

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It is recommended that me teacher carries out continuous assessment.  Since,  the specific objectives state that learners should be able to perform certain task(s) by the end of the topic. Therefore, though the teacher may need to test certain contents before the end of the topic, it is important that a test is done at the end of each topic.  Mid-term, end-term and end year examinations are also encouraged.  Some methods of testing are:

i) 0ral for example brainstorming on a topic, exploring learners knowledge of a new topic or as an indication to the teacher whether the learners are Allowing the lesson.

ii) Short/written quizzes at the end of the lesson or topic/short answer questions.

iii) Written assignments/long answer questions/essays

iv) Practical work-in class or field

v) Observation-this is used mostly in assessing of psychomotor and affective domain objectives. Observation will therefore include:

a) Degree of exactness in performance of a task
b) Creativity

c) Timelines in completing a task and reporting

d) Enthusiasm/keenness

e) Care in handling materials and tools

f) Care of the environment

g) Co-operation/teamwork spirit

h) Leadership/planning/organizational abilities/responsibility/command/respect

vi) Practical projects for individuals or groups.

It is important for the teacher to understand that how a task is performed tells not only me competence gained but also the attitude with which it is done.