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DepEd National Assessments Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Attached herewith are the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on DepEd National Assessments for the K to 12 Basic Education Program for School Year 2020-2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)

An examination designed for learners in special circumstances to determine their appropriate grade level in the formal school system. The result of PEPT will allow learners to access or resume schooling and obtain certification of completion by grade level in the DepEd formal system.Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)

Accreditation and Equivalency (A & E) Test

A & E Tests is designed to provide an alternative means of certification of basic education for learners in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and flexible learning options.Accreditation and Equivalency (A & E) Test

National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE)

An examination administered to Grade 9 which determines learners’ aptitude and occupational interests for career guidance.National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE)

English Proficiency Test (EPT)

The test is administered for one hour and thirty minutes for teacher applicants in public schools. It is a multiple-choice type of test comprising of 90 items distributed in three subtests as follows: Structure (15 items), Written Expression (25 items), and Reading Comprehension (50 items).English Proficiency Test (EPT)

PHILIPPINE EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENT TEST (PEPT)

OBJECTIVES

  • To establish that students have met learning standards for specific grade levels
  • To determine the appropriate grade level of learners in special circumstances in the formal school system
  • To assess competencies in academic areas gained through informal and non-formal means for entry or re-entry into formal school
  • To assess competencies in academic areas for entry or reentry to formal school

BENEFICIARIES

The target clientele of PEPT or those who may be qualified to take the test are learners:

  • from non-formal and informal education programs
  • with incomplete or no record of formal schooling
  • who need grade level standards assessment
  • who are overage for their grade levels
  • with back subject/s (1 or 2 failed subjects in school)
  • from schools without a DepEd’s permit to operate (validation)

HOW TO AVAIL

Interested learners can avail of the following test administration schedules:

National Administration (Regular schedule)

  • Every 3rd Sunday of November for Luzon
  • Every 4th Sunday of November for Visayas & Mindanao

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Regular Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) shall be administered in February 2021 (1st Week), if allowed by IATF rules

Special PEPT in celebration of Independence Day: June, yearly.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) shall be administered in June 2020 (Date TBA), if allowed by IATF rules

At BEA Office for walk-in examination intended for grade-level placement purpose only. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, by schedule

For the National and Special administration, the interested learners may apply through the school testing coordinators or through the Division Testing Coordinator at the school division office.

For the walk-in examination, the learner may avail of the said test following these steps.

Visit the BEA-EAD Office, 2F, Bonifacio Bldg. Meralco Ave., DepEd Central Office, Pasig City, and bring the following requirements:

  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE – issued by the PSA or Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated (original and 2 photocopies)
  • ID PICTURES – 2 pieces, identical and recently taken (size 1”x1”)
  • SCHOOL RECORDS – original and 2 photocopies
  • Form 137/138 or School Form 9/10
  • Form 137 or SF10: Transcript of Records with school seal and signature of principal and/or registrar
  • Form 138 or SF9: Report Card with school seal and signature of principal/registrar
  • SCHOOL PERMIT – photocopy of School Permit to Operate/Government Recognition (for applicants from private schools)
  • REGISTRATION FEE – non-refundable
  • Regular administration (every November) – P 50.00
  • At BEA Office – P 200.00
  • Special PEPT (every June) – Free

CONTACT PERSON:

Ms. Mary Anne Delavin and EAD Specialists
Email address: [email protected]
Tel. No. 8631-25-89

NOTE:

  • PEPT is not a test for acceleration.
  • No walk-in examination at BEA-EAD office for validation purposes. (These are the learners enrolled in private schools without DepEd Permit to operate)
  • Qualified to take the PEPT for back subjects are learners who got a failing grade in ONE-TWO (1-2) of the following subjects: English, Math, Science, Araling Panlipunan, and Filipino, and learners who took PEPT and failed in ONE (1) of the abovementioned subjects.
  • Learners who failed in the PEPT may retake.
  • One (1) failed subject per grade level must be retested within six (6) months from the date the COR was available.
  • Two (2) or more failed subjects per grade level would mean to retest all the subjects in the said grade level.
  • For walk-in clients, only those with complete requirements shall be registered.
  • A fee of Php50 shall be charged for another copy of the Certificate of Ratings (COR) if requested.

Currently, the Bureau of Education Assessment is developing an online system for PEPT registration and other PEPT related requests.

ACCREDITATION AND EQUIVALENCY (A & E) TEST

OBJECTIVES

The assessment results are utilized to:

  • determine if learners are meeting the learning standards for specific exit points in the educational system
  • help provide information to improve instructional practices
  • assess/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

BENEFICIARIES

These tests may be availed of by:

  • learners in the alternative learning system and non-formal education programs
  • out-of-school children and youth who are prepared for assessment
  • adults seeking certification of learning

The minimum age for taking the A & E Test for Elementary is 12 and 16 for Junior High School.

HOW TO AVAIL

Interested learners can apply for the examination through their ALS Coordinators or through the Division Testing Coordinators (DTCs) and avail of the test administered at the Field Office during first Sunday of October for the Luzon cluster, and every second Sunday of October for the Visayas and Mindanao clusters at designated testing centers in Schools Division Offices. The ALS Coordinators or the Division Testing Coordinators (DTCs) shall guide the learners during registration on what to do and what requirements to comply with.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 A & E tests shall be administered in April 2021 (3rd week) if allowed by IATF rule.

CONTACT PERSON

Ms. Ann Josephine Ladica and EAD Specialists
Email address: [email protected]
Tel. No. 8631-25-89

NOTE: No fees shall be collected for the learners who will take the A & E Test. A fee of Php 50 shall be charged for another copy of the Certificate of Rating (COR) if requested.

NATIONAL CAREER ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION (NCAE)

OBJECTIVES:

To provide guidance to individual learners for their future educational and career choices

To provide a basis for profiling learners’ aptitude in the four Senior High School tracks:

a. Academic

    • Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM)
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    • Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS)

b. Technical-Vocational-Livelihood

c. Sports

d. Arts and Design

BENEFICIARIES

Grade 9 students and those in Grade 10 who were not able to take the regular test administration, PEPT Grade 10 passers and A & E JHS Passers

HOW TO AVAIL

For incoming Grade 10 students, they can take the regular administration of said test at the field offices, or may avail of the walk-in examination at the Bureau of Education Assessment Education Assessment Division (BEA-EAD) following these steps:

  1. Write a Letter of Intent (stating also the reason for not being able to take the regular test administration given to Grade 9)
  2. Secure an Indorsement from the School Principal, Form 137 or Permanent Records for regular students, Certificate of Ratings for PEPT and A&E Passers
  3. When the given requirements above are ready, visit the BEA-EAD office, 2F, Bonifacio Bldg., Meralco Ave., DepEd Central Office, Pasig City
  4. Register at the BEA-EAD and request for a schedule
  5. Take the examination of the schedule given. (School ID is required as proof of identity)

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) shall be administered in January 2021 (3rd week), if allowed by IATF rules

CONTACT PERSON

Ms. Aprille Rose Bacala and EAD Specialists
Email address: [email protected]
Tel. No. 8631-25-89

NOTE: A fee of Php50 shall be charged for the Certificate of Ratings (COR) and Php 50 for another copy of the COR, if requested.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST (EPT)

OBJECTIVE

The assessment results are utilized by the school’s division offices for selection and hiring purposes.

BENEFICIARIES

These tests may be availed of by the school’s division offices for selection and hiring teacher applicants.

HOW TO AVAIL

Interested schools division offices may request for onsite administration of the English Proficiency Test (EPT). When the request is approved, the administration shall be scheduled by the Office of the Director (OD), and a BEA staff shall be assigned to deliver/retrieve the test materials and monitor the test administration.

CONTACT PERSON

Ms. Ma. Corazon Censon and EAD Specialists
Email address: [email protected]
Tel. No. 8631-25-89

NOTE: No fees shall be collected for the teacher-applicants who will take the EPT. The EPT results shall be emailed to the SDO DTC.

Currently, the Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) is developing a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) with the technical assistance of the DepEd ICTS. CBT is an alternative to paper and pencil testing.

READ MORE:

2020 DepEd English Proficiency Test (EPT) Reviewer

2020 DepEd Online Application and Hiring Process

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