Attached herewith is DepEd Learner Attendance Conversion Tools (LACTs) Annex 2 of DepEd Memorandum No. 14, s. 2021 dated March 26, 2021, titled Interim Guidelines on the Preparation, Submission, and Checking of School Forms for the School Year 2020-2021.
|Learner Attendance Conversion Tool (LACT)||Description||How to Record in SF 2||Applicable Distance Learning Modality|
|LACT 1||Converting presence in online class as daily class attendance|
For online classes with daily checking of attendance using whatever electronic/digital platform or applications
|Actual recording of number of class days present and absent.|
The learner shall be considered present even in the case where he/she was only able to enter the online learning platform for a few minutes due to internet connectivity issues and as long as there is notification via text/chat from the learner / parent / guardian. No any form of contact for the day means absent.
|LACT 2||Converting communication efforts with learners and/or parents into class day attendance as programmed in a weekly home learning plan|
The frequency of contact or communication with the parent/guardian or even with the learner in whatever approach can be converted into class day attendance.
Note that contact/communication efforts may vary depending on the distance learning modality and may include but not limited to electronic/digital communication, using of designated drop/pick up kiosk/middleman for printed modules, phone calls, text messaging, handheld CB radio, letter correspondence or attending classes/meetings, and/or physical appearance of parent/guardian and adviser within the parameter of the existing local/national health safety protocols of IATF for COVID-19.
|Assigned class day equivalency for each contact effort by getting the total number of contact efforts over the allotted class days per week or month|
To illustrate, in a week schedule of six (6) class days in a modular learning approach, the equivalent class days for distribution is three (3) and another three (3) days for retrieval. This is to complete the 6 class-day per week stipulated in DepEd Order 30, s. 2020. Therefore, the weekly schedule for both distribution and retrieval of modules may be counted as two (2) contact efforts.
|All distance learning modalities|
|Attendance Checking||Number of Contact Efforts||Equivalence in Class Attendance (in days)
|Weekly||1 contact effort for distribution||3 class days|
|1 contact effort for retrieval||3 class days
|Monthly||4 contact efforts for distribution||12 class days|
|4 contact efforts for retrieval||12 class days
|Thus, if the learner has only made a total of four (4) contact efforts against 8 scheduled contact efforts, then he/she will have 12 class days present and 12 class days absent.|
The learner shall be considered present even in the delayed or non-submission of a module as long as there is communication made between the parent/guardian or learner.
|LACT 3||Converting the submission of outputs/modules of learners into class day attendance.|
The total number of submitted outputs/modules regardless of score can be converted into class day attendance.
|Assigned class day equivalency for the percentage of module/output submission by getting the number of outputs/modules submitted over the required outputs/modules for the week and multiplied by the complete weekly attendance constant.|
To illustrate, the week schedule of six (6) class days in a modular learning approach is the complete attendance (100%). The number of submitted modules and number of required modules for the week may vary.
|Printed Modular Digital Modular|
|No. of submitted modules||6 modules|
|No. of required modules||9 modules|
|Complete days of attendance||6 days|
nostf submitted modules complete days of
no.of required modules attendance
6/9 = 0.67 or 67% submission for the week
0.67 x 6 days = 4.02 or 4 days present for the week
Thus, if the learner has submitted only six (6) modules against nine (9) required modules for the week, then he/she will have 4 class days present and 2 class days absent.