DEPED: 2017 ALS A&E Test on March 2018

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Department of Education (DepEd) has officially announced that the 2017 Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test will be moved to March 2018. Check the registration schedule, requirements, exam dates and other details below.

DepEd previously scheduled the next ALS test to be on February 11 (Luzon) and 18 (Visayas and Mindanao). Recently, the department issued a memorandum confirming the change in schedule.

2017 ALS A&E SCHEDULE
Luzon – March 4, 2018
Visayas and Mindanao – March 11, 2018

REGISTRATION
A&E Test applicants may register from January 15 to February 15, 2018 at the schools division offices (SDOs) or district offices (DOs) identified by the schools division superintendent (SDS) as registration centers.

Pursuant to DepEd Order (DO) No. 55, s. 2016 entitled Policy Guidelines on the National Assessment of Student Learning for the K to 12 Basic Education Program, the following may take the A&E Test:
a. learners in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and Nonformal Education Programs;
b. out-of-school children and youth who are prepared for assessment; and
c. adults who are seeking Certification of Learning.

Applicants shall be at least 12 years old for the A&E Test elementary level and at least 16 years old for the A&E Test Junior High School level.

REQUIREMENTS
a. original and photocopy of Certification of ALS Program Completion issued by the Learning Facilitator (for ALS learners only);
b. original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formerly National Statistics Office (NSO);
c. Two 1×1 identical ID photo (white background with name tag)
d. if copy of Birth Certificate from the PSA/NSO 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 chairman/chieftain)

The 2017 ALS A&E Test will be multiple choice type only, and passing rate is still 75% as provided in Department Order 55 s. 2016.

The test results will be released not more than 3 months after the date of examination, and test takers will receive Certificate of Rating (COR) through schools division offices (SDOs) or district offices (DOs).

Here’s the full text of Deped Memo:

Please share this post to all learners, out-of-school youths and even adults who’s planning to take the 2017 ALS A&E Test this March 2018. [via Deped.gov.ph]

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