Competency Based Assessment in early years learning

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Competency Based Assessment in early years learning

A Study was conducted to examine the implementation of the Competency based Assessment in early years learning, Kajiado North Sub County, Kenya .The study objectives were four namely: to find out the Socio demographic characteristics of the teachers handling early years learning; establish the teacher’s capacity in assessment of learners competencies in their early years; identify methods used in assessment of learners competencies; examine the challenges experienced in assessing the learners competencies. The study was guided by Brunner’s theory of learning. The study adopted a Multiple Case study research design and was conducted in 14 Primary schools. The study targeted 52 teachers handling grade 2 learners and 14 Head teachers. Structured interview schedule, observation schedule and questionnaire schedule was used for data collection. Purposive sampling was used to select the respondents for the study. Descriptive statistics was used in data analysis. The findings revealed that teachers lacked capacity in assessment of learner’s competencies. Written examinations were commonly used to assess learners’ competencies. Training teachers in Competency based assessment and a multi sectoral approach recommended.

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