Background on the structure and objectives of Kenya's National Assessment System for Monitoring Learner Achievement (NASMLA) is explained, and results from the 2016 survey are provided. The Government of Kenya, through the Sessional Paper No. 1 of 2005 titled ‘A Policy Framework for Education, Training and Research’, approved the establishment of NASMLA. The NASMLA initiative is meant to supplement national examinations by providing a systematic framework for monitoring learners’ progress through each level of the education system. Class 3 which marks the end of lower primary in Kenya was used as study population for this assessment. A total of 250 schools drawn from the 47 Counties in Kenya were sampled for the study. In each sampled school, simple random sampling was used to obtain 5,522 pupils (49.7 % boys and 50.3% girls) from whom data was collected. A total of 466 Class 3 teachers and 247 Head teachers participated in the study. This study utilised 8 instruments namely; 4 questionnaires, 3 achievement tests and a school observation schedule to assess class and school facilitates and infrastructure.
Kenya National Examinations Council
Studies of achievement