DepEd begins assessment of Grade 12 learners

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

February 13, 2019, 2:38 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is conducting an assessment of Grade 12 learners in all schools, both public and private, for school year 2018-2019 to determine the effectiveness of the K to 12 program.

In a statement, the DepEd said about 1.4 million Grade 12 learners will take the Basic Education Exit Assessment (BEEA) on Wednesday and Thursday. The schools’ divisions and secondary schools’ personnel will assist in the administration of the test.

"BEEA shall cover the 21st century learning skills and the core Senior High School learning areas of Languages, Humanities, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Philosophy," the statement read.

It would also provide information to improve instructional practices; assess or evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of education service delivery using learning outcomes as indicators; and provide empirical information as bases for curriculum, learning delivery assessment and policy reviews, and policy formulation.

Results of the assessment, to be released in April, would be presented in terms of proficiency levels with a corresponding percentage score.

It will be reflected on individual Certificate of Recognition to be given through the Schools Division Offices.

On April 12, 2018, DepEd Undersecretary Lorna Dino said the assessment aims to evaluate the system of implementation of the K to 12 program, as well as assess what Grade 12 completers have learned, but not with a "pass or fail" standard. (PNA)