July 10, 2018
No. 29, s. 2018
POLICY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MULTI-FACTORED ASSESSMENT TOOL
Bureau and Service Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Senior High School Heads
All Others Concerned
1. The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Learning Delivery-Student Inclusion Division (BLD-SID), issues the Policy on the Utilization of Multi-Factored Assessment Tool (MFAT) to assess Grade 1 learners enrolled in regular schools, who may exhibit developmental advancement or delays or have manifestations of learning disability.
2. The policy aims to:
a. identify Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSENs), who may need education services and/or medical/allied services; and
b. assist teachers in planning and designing instructions appropriate for LSENs.
3. This MFAT is a classroom activity-based assessment covering the five domains of learning: (a) Cognitive, (b) Communication, (c) Socio-Emotional, (d) Psycho-Motor, and (e) Daily Living Skills. The details of this tool shall be discussed in the Handbook of MFAT Administration.
4. This policy shall take effect immediately upon approval, and should remain in force and in effect for the duration of the program, unless otherwise repealed, amended or rescinded.
5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
DepEd Order No. 43, s. 2013
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