These are guidelines on the implementation and administration of the assessment programme related to each subject in line with the released 2021 Annual Teaching Plans (ATPs) in the General Education and Training (GET) band.
These guidelines builds on the key principles of implementing assessment tasks in GET introduced in 2020 through National Assessment Circular 02 of 2020 and follows on from processes around curriculum trimming and re-organisation. As in 2020, the emphasis on School Based Assessment (SBA) remains on utilising strategies aligned to an assessment for learning approach to assist learners to achieve the learning outcomes of each grade and subject.
In the Intermediate and Senior Phases, the mid−year and end−of−year examinations are replaced by Controlled Tests that are administered under controlled settings. The content of the Controlled Tests must be based on work covered as stipulated in the 2021 ATPs. In principle, the June Controlled Test should cover work from Term 1 and Term 2 and would form part of the Term 2 SBA. The end of year controlled test should cover work from Term 3 and Term 4.