In addition to Paragraph 5 of DECS Order No. 78, s. 1999 entitled Administration of the 1999 National Elementary Achievement Test (NEAT) and National Secondary Achievement Test (NSAT); DepEd Order No. 85, s. 1999 entitled Breach of Security in National Examinations and Corresponding Sanctions; and Paragraph 1 of DECS Memorandum No. 255, s. 1999 entitled Administration of the 1999 Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), the Department of Education (DepEd) issues this Order to include the following acts as violations to national examinations...
For the information and guidance of all concerned, the Department of Education (DepEd) provides guidelines on the Effectivity of the Grade/Year Level Placement of Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) Qualifiers.
In preparation for the 2013 Oplan Balik Eskwela and pursuant to DepEd Order Nos. 34, s. 2007; 30, s. 2008; 51, s. 2009; 68, s. 2010; 38, s. 2011 and 38, s. 2012, the Department of Education (DepEd) requires all regional offices (ROs) to submit the list of names and addresses of private schools with permit to operate, recognition or accreditation within their respective areas of responsibility.
With the start of the transition phase in the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum, all scheduled Regional Achievement Tests (RAT) and Division Achievement Tests (DAT) or any similar assessment tools used by the regions and the divisions in the public school system are hereby discontinued beginning School Year (SY) 2012-2013.
To address the need to raise the learning outcomes among the schools which were classified under the Poor Achievement and Lower Average rates, all the divisions and the district supervisors are directed to provide intensive supervision to these schools.
In preparation for the 2011 Oplan Balik Eskwela, the Department of Education (DepEd) requires all regional offices (ROs) to submit the list of private schools, together with their corresponding addresses, which have obtained permit to operate, recognition, or accreditation within their respective area of responsibility, to the Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations.
In line with the thrust to optimize the use and benefits from researches and studies conducted by private organizations, undergraduate and post-graduate students, and other individuals utilizing national examination results; and at the same time to safeguard and prevent the misuse, mishandling, misinterpretation, exploitation and manipulation of national test results, the Department of Education (DepED) through the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC) is prescribing the following guidelines and requirements regulating the use of national examination results.
For 2008, the department shall focus on the low performing schools through the project “TURNING AROUND LOW PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH”. The project aims to attain a 5 MPS increase every year starting SY 2007-2008 or 30% increase in MPS of Grade 6 and Year 2 students by 2010.
It is observed that many schools who have no permit still continue to operate. In line with this, the following amendments to Paragraphs 2 and 3 of DepED Order No. 53, s. 2004 are hereby instituted.
To continuously track the progress of Early Child A Reader Program (ECARP), a national test on Grade Three English and Filipino Multiple Choice Reading Comprehension shall be administered to all Grade Three pupils every first week of March beginning 2007. The National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC), with the assistance of the elementary school officials, shall administer this test.