January 19, 2021 –  To ensure the continued quality in the delivery of modular distance learning, the Department of Education (DepEd) has issued the guidelines on the evaluation for Quarter 3 and 4 Self-Learning Modules (SLMs) for School Year (SY) 2020-2021.

Anchored on the requirements of the K-to-12 Program and the Basic Education – Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), the policy aims to establish a systematic evaluation process that may lead to the procurement of SLMs for Quarters 3 and 4 to be used in SY 2020-2021 in DepEd schools.

Under DepEd Order No. 001 s. 2021, assessment of SLMs will adopt a pass-fail method. The materials will undergo three areas of evaluation, which focuses on its content, language, and design and layout.

In the development of SLMs, the guidelines identify overview (instructional objectives, pre-assessment, recall), presentation (concept development, activities, assessments), application, generalization or synthesis, and post-assessment as necessary elements. Entities, however, are allowed to consider other terms provided such are synonymous, essential, and consistent in the achievement of learning objectives and presentation of inside pages.

According to the Bureau of Learning Resources – Quality Assurance Division (BLR-QAD), the Central Office shall conduct the evaluation process upon the submission of SLMs created by public and private entities during the set deadline.

The DepEd Order also outlined the general and documentary requirements of the submission of the SLMs and the technical specifications for the SLMs.

After the assessment, the Department will issue an evaluation result notice, which contains whether the SLM passed, conditionally passed, or failed. SLMs that receive a total score of 60% and below in any area of evaluation is considered failed.

According to BLR-QAD, private and public entities that receive a passing mark in their submitted SLMs may use the result notice for procurement purposes in DepEd.

For those who have received a conditional passing mark, the Bureau will provide a copy of the evaluation report containing comments and recommendations given by Learning Resource Evaluators (LREs).

Digital copies of SLMs in portable document (.pdf) format, Submission Form in Word document (.docx) format, and scanned copies of other documentary requirements may be submitted by delivering any portable device (e.g., external drive, flash drive) containing such files to BLR-QAD located at the 1st floor, Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City or thru email at slmq3.q4submission@gmail.com.