Attached herewith is DepEd DM-CI-2020-00093 Memorandum dated June 4, 2020, entitled Temporary Deferment of the Administration of Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) on June 2020. For your information and guidance.
Temporary Deferment of the Administration of Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) on June 2020
Pursuant to Enclosure No. 2 of DepEd Order No. 007, s. 2020 entitled “School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2020-2021”, the administration of Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) shall be within the month of June of the current year.
However, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country; Proclamation No. 922 otherwise known as ‘Declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines’, and, taking into consideration all necessary precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all registrants/examinees, school, division and regional testing personnel, the administration of Special PEPT nationwide is temporarily deferred until such time that specific guidelines has been crafted and issued by the Department in relation to the conduct of national assessments, taking into account serious limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
School and division testing personnel are still encouraged to register and accept applicants for Special PEPT. The deadline for registration shall be announced in a separate Advisory. During registration, everyone is encouraged to strictly observe health and safety protocols or use online platforms as a means of submitting and evaluating documentary requirements and registering/accepting applicants.
Immediate and wide dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.