SOCIAL STUDIES EXAMINATION FORMAT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STD IV
03 SOCIAL STUDIES
This assessment format is based on the social studies syllabus of 2016 which took effect in 2017.
The format has been prepared to assess the levels of competencies of the Standard Four pupils, as shown in the Social Studies syllabus.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The assessment aims at assessing the ability of a pupil in:
2.1.1 valuing and protecting the environment and resources of the nation;
2.2 valuing the relationship between people and the environment in the society;
2.3 identifying and using the available opportunities in his/her environment; and
2.4 identifying the origins of the societies in our nation.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
The assessment intends to measure the competencies of a pupil in:
3.1 recognizing different events occurring in his/her environment;
3.2 recognizing the principles of patriotism in the society;
3.3 applying the knowledge of maps and solar system in daily life; and
3.4 applying economic principles in production activities.
4.0 SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
The assessment will specifically measure the ability of the pupils to:
4.1 conserve the environment of the surrounding society;
4.2 keep record of historial events;
4.3 use knowledge of weather conditions in daily activities;
4.4 promote Tanzanian culture;
4.5 build good relationship with the surrounding society;
4.6 honour our heroes in the society;
4.7 use map(s) in different environment;
4.8 recognize the solar system;
4.9 appreciate and protect national resources;
4.10 identify production activities in the society; and
4.11 apply entrepreneurial skills in social activities.
5.0 ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
Social Studies assessment paper will consist of two sections A and B, with a total of four (4) questions. The first question will comprise eight (8) items; the second question will comprise six (6) items; the third will consist of seven (7) items, whereas, the fourth question will consist of four (4) items.
The pupils will be required to answer all questions. Total marks in this assessment will be fifty (50). The duration of the assessment will be 1:30 hours; and 1:45 hours for the pupils with the visual impairment.
This section will comprise of two (2) questions. The first question will comprise eight (8) multiple choice items. Each item of the question will carry two (2) marks.
In this question, the pupils will be required to choose the correct answer from four options: A, B, C and D. The second question will require the pupil to match items in part A with their answers in part B.
The question will have six (6) items; each carrying two (2) marks. The total marks in this section will be twenty eight (28).
This section will comprise of two (2) questions: the third and the fourth questions. The third question will consists of seven (7) sub-items, each carrying two (2) marks.
The pupil will either be required to rearrange things or the given statements in the correct order or to answer short questions based on the given passage or learned competencies.
The fourth question will consists of four (4) sub-items each carrying two (2) marks. The pupil will be 10required to answer questions based on a picture, drawings, illustrations or a map. The total marks in this section will be twenty two (22).
6.0 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
The Level of performance will be weak, average, good, and very good depending on the marks scored in each competence as shown in the assessment guideline in Table 3.