DepEd Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test FAQs
The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) will conduct the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test in two levels: elementary and junior high school.
Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. When to register?
The registration period for the A&E Test is from October 2 to 25, 2017.
2. Where to register?
Schools Division Offices (SDOs) or District Offices (DOs) identified by the Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) shall serve as Registration Centers.
3. Who are qualified to register?
Applicants for A&E Test Elementary Level should be at least 12 years old and at least 16 years old for the Junior High School.
Pursuant to D.O. 55, s. 2016, the following may register:
1. Learners in the Alternative Learning System;
a. 2016 ALS Program Completers
b. Non-passers in the previous A&E Tests who completed ALS Program
c. Those who completed ALS program but did not take the A&E Test in the previous test administration
2. Out of School Children and Youth who are prepared for assessment; and
3. Adults who are seeking for Certification of Learning.
For those who wish to take A&E Test- Junior High School level without the elementary certificate, they shall be advised to take certification for elementary level first.
4. What are the documents needed for registration?
Registration requirements are as follows:
1. Original and Photocopy of Certification of ALS Program Completion issued by the Learning Facilitator* (For ALS Learners only)
2. Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate (NSO/PSA);
3. If copy of Birth Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office) is not available, any of the following documents can be presented:
i. Baptismal Certificate;
ii. Voter’s ID (with picture and signature);
iii. Valid Passport;
iv. Valid Driver’s License; and
v. Any legal document bearing the applicant’s picture, name and signature (e.g. NBI Clearance, Barangay certificate, certification issued by barangay leaders/chieftain or learning facilitator)
4. Two 1×1 identical ID Photo (white background with name tag)
5. How to register?
The test applicant shall:
1. go to the designated Registration Center and look for the Registration Committee to secure a registration form
2. personally accomplish the Registration Form at the Registration Center. Please refer to Enclosure 3 for the detailed procedure in accomplishing the form.
3. present the accomplished Registration form, together with the complete requirements to the Registration Committee for evaluation of documents.
4. receive the applicant’s copy (lower portion of the registration form) for safekeeping and presentation to the examiner on the testing day.
In hard to reach/ far-flung areas, learning facilitators may gather applicants in one assembly and assist them in the registration. They shall secure the accomplished forms and the required documents for submission on behalf of the applicants to the Registration Committee in the SDO or DO. After the evaluation of documents, learning facilitators shall ensure safekeeping and distribution of all the applicants’ copy to the examinees on or before the testing day.
NO PAYMENT SHALL BE COLLECTED by anyone involved in the A&E Test Registration, Administration and issuance of certificate of rating.
6. Who will manage the registration and how?
The Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) shall designate a Registration Commitee. which consists of a Registration Officer, a co-registrar and a support staff. They should have experience in the conduct of BEA testing program. They will facilitate the registration process by doing the following:
a. report to the Registration Center from October 2-18, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including weekends.
b. interview the prospective applicants to determine if they are qualified to register.
c. distribute the registration forms to qualified applicants.
d. explain how the registration form will be accomplished (but will not accomplish it for the applicant).
e. check if registration forms are duly accomplished by the applicant, making sure that there are no blank spaces and errors in the form.
f. certify that all information supplied in the registration form are based on the submitted requirements.
g. report to the Division Testing Coordinator (DTC) any applicants with incomplete requirements or questionnable documents.
h. fill out the name of the testing center in the registration form.
i. detach the lower part of the registration form and returns it to the registrant for use as admission document on the testing day.
j. prepare the masterlist of registrants for submission to the SDS (See Enclosure 4).
k. sign and submit the list to the Division Testing Coordinator (DTC).
The DTC shall submit the list to BEA to prepare the national allocation of test materials. The submitted list should be signed by the Registration Officer, DTC and SDS.
Expenses for the reproduction of registration forms shall be charged in the contingency funds as prepared in the budget estimates during the National Assessment Conference for A&E Test.
7. Who else can help the registrants in the registration process and how?
ALS mobile Teachers and District ALS Coordinators/Focal persons in the Schools Division Offices (SDOs)/District Offices (DOs) may help in the dissemination of information and distribution of registration form. They are also requested to facilitate the issuance of Certificate of ALS Program Completion for ALS Learners.
8. Who will monitor/supervise the registration?
The Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) and the Division Testing Coordinator (DTC) will monitor the registration process in the SDOs and DOs.
Mga Katanungan Ukol sa Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test
Upang makapagpa-rehistro sa Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test, narito ang tatlong bagay na kailangan mong dalhin sa mga registration center:
(a) orihinal at kopya ng birth certificate mula sa Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) o anumang legal na dokumento na may larawan, lagda, at pirma ng magpapa-rehistro;
(b) dalawang kopya ng 1×1 ID picture na may puting background at name tag; at
(c) orihinal at kopya ng Certification of ALS Program Completion, kung ikaw ay mag-aaral ng ALS.
Tandaan na libre o walang dapat bayaran sa pagpapa-rehistro at pagkuha ng A&E Test.
Para sa karagdagang tanong o paglilinaw, maaaring makipag-ugnayan sa inyong Schools Division Office o kaya’y tumawag sa DepEd–Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) sa (02) 631-2588, (02) 631-2589, o (02) 631-2571.
PAALALA SA LAHAT NG MGA NAIS KUMUHA NG ACCREDITATION AND EQUIVALENCY (A&E) TEST:
Magpunta na sa inyong mga Schools Division Office at mga District Office upang magpa-rehistro para sa darating na A&E Test para sa taong 2016. Bukas ang mga registration center hanggang Oktubre 25, Miyerkules.
Para sa karagdagang tanong o paglilinaw, maaaring makipag-ugnayan sa inyong Schools Division Office o kaya’y tumawag sa DepEd–Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) sa (02) 631-2588, (02) 631-2589, o (02) 631-2571