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ASSESSMENT- KCSE ENGLISH SYLLABUS

Assessment is an invaluable component of language teaching. It is a way by which the teacher can tell whether or not learners have mastered specific skills. Consequently, at every level, appropriate assessment procedures must be devised. This syllabus puts emphasis on immediate, meaningful and supportive feedback in the assessment of the learner’s work. 

The following are some suggested assessment methods:

Listening and Speaking

i) Dictation

ii) Listening comprehension

iii) Note-taking

iv) Re-telling stories

v) Reciting poems

vi) Making oral presentations

*      reports

*      speeches

*      telling stories

*      reading aloud

vii) Role play viii) Dramatization 

Note:

This syllabus recommends that students sit for an oral exam at the end of Form Four. 

Grammar

i) Gap filling exercises

ii) Question/Answer exercises

iii) Composition writing

iv) Essay writing

v) Objective questions

vi) Transformational exercises

vii) Joining exercises

viii) Jumbled ex

ix) Cloze tests (especially to test connectors)

x) Language games

xi) Completion exercises

xii) Rewriting exercises 

xiii) Mechanical exercises for practising structures

xiv) Substitution tables

xv) Drills

*      Substitution drills

*      Transformation drills

Reading

i) Timed reading

ii) Diagnostic reading

iii) Oral presentations

iv) Comprehension tests

v) Summary tests

vi) Book reports

vii) Interpretive reading

viii) Essay writing 

Writing

i) Sentence construction exercises

ii) Gap-filling exercises

iii) Punctuation exercises

iv) Note-taking and note-making exercises

v) Summary writing exercises

vi) Paragraph writing

vii) Composition and essay writing

viii) Exercises on functional writing e.g. letters, diaries, recipes, curriculum vitae, minutes

ix) Context questions

x) Book reviews