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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dept. of Education Said: National Achievement Test is All Set

The Dept. of Education (DepEd) has set the conduct of the 2013-2014 National Achievement Test (NAT) in March this year for selected levels of Elementary and High School students in public and private schools nationwide. DepEd Sec. Luistro through DepEd Memorandum 222 series of 2013, made the announcement on the administration of School Year (S.Y.) 2013-2014 NAT as well as the Test of English Proficiency for Teachers (TEPT) and the Process Skill Test (PST) in Science and Mathematics. DepEd, through the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC), will administer the NAT nationwide as contained in the enclosure of the DepEd Orders No. 10, s. 2013 or the School Calendar for S.Y. 2013-2014 on March 5, 2014 for 4th year High School students of public and private schools, Mar. 11 for Grade 3 pupils and Madrasah schools and Mar. 13 for Grade 6 pupils of public and private Elementary schools. In the memo released to the Bureau Directors, Reg. Directors and School Div. Superintendents, Heads of Public and Private Elementary Schools; Luistro reminded that only private Elementary and Secondary schools with permit to operate from DepEd shall be included in the conduct of the test. Luistro cited those who are exempted from taking NAT include those taking "classes of behavioral programs and home study programs; private schools using the American Standard Curriculum and foreign students who are newly enrolled." Also exempted from taking the NAT are "students with intellectual disability and visual impairment, irregular students with back subjects and students in night classes." Each examinees in NAT for Grade 6, Luistro said will be issued with a Certificate of Rating (COR) containing the actual rating per subject area. "The COR will reflect the examinees readiness for High School" he added.        
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