Monitoring of learners’ achievement through National Assessment has been at the heart of the Government of Kenya’s strategy to inform policy and practice of the basic education sector. The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Kenya National Examinations Council established the National Assessment Centre whose main role is the coordination of assessment activities in the country. In order to discharge its mandate effectively, the NAC has partnered with various stakeholders, chief among them being universities. These partnerships are at individual and institutional level. At the individual level, university researchers have provided consultancy services in assessment activities. At the institutional level, there is a formal engagement through which the universities provide tailor-made capacity building services. Given that National Assessment is a relatively new phenomenon in Kenya and that its importance in ensuring the quality of education is undeniable, there is need to expand the scope of government-university partnerships especially with respect to institutional linkages, capacity development, and resource mobilization.
|Keywords:||National Assessment, Large-scale Surveys, Partnerships, Monitoring of Learner Achievement|
Senior Research Officer, National Assessment Centre, Kenya National Examinations Council, Nairobi, Kenya
Coordinator, National Assessment Centre, Kenya National Examinations Council, Nairobi, Kenya
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