May 11, 2012 DO 39, s. 2012 – Policy Guidelines on Addressing Learning Gaps and Implementing a Reading and Writing Program in Secondary Schools Effective School Year (SY) 2012-2013
Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public and Private Secondary Schools
- The Department of Education recognizes that many of the secondary schools have already put in place remediation programs to address deficiencies in learning. In order to systematize the process and ensure a more systematic approach to bridging gaps in learning as the DepEd roll out the Grade 7 of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, schools are advised to frame their programs and interventions within the guidelines prescribed in Enclosure No. 1.
- The development of reading and writing skills is critical to effective learning, and in many cases deficiencies in these areas are often at the roots of why gaps in learning occur. A proactive approach to management of potential problems in learning beginning with a sound reading and writing program in schools, is therefore encouraged. The policy guidelines in this regard are provided in Enclosure No. 2.
- The division offices (DOs), through their Quality Assurance Teams, shall monitor the schools and provide technical assistance as required. A report to the regional office (RO), copy furnished the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE), on the general profile of learners’ deficiencies, interventions adopted, and progress attained by mid-year and by the end of the school year (SY) is advised.
- Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.
Encls.: As stated
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