DO 45, s. 2002 – Reading Literacy Program in the Elementary Schools

September 11, 2002
DO 45, s. 2002
Reading Literacy Program in the Elementary Schools
To : Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Principals/School Heads

1.  One of the main thrusts of the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) is to ensure that every child is a successful reader at the end of Grade III.
2.  Concomitant to this thrust, the Department of Education, shall enforce the policy “Every Child A Reader” beginning School Year 2002-2003. It is expected that no pupil will be promoted to the next higher grade unless he/she manifests mastery of the basic literacy skills in a particular grade level. All possible means of assistance and encouragement shall be extended to enable the child to read.
3.  In this connection, all schools are enjoined to develop a School-Based Reading Program that includes the conduct of an inventory of the children’s reading ability, a diagnosis of those who need further reading instruction and appropriate measures to improve reading comprehension.
4.  Immediate dissemination of this Order is desired.


DepEd Orders: Nos. 25 and 43, s. 2002

Allotment: 1-(D.O. 50-97)

To be indicated in the Perpetual Index
under the following subjects:

Learning Area