After the “all time low” results of the Alternative Learning System (ALS), the Department of Education (DepEd) made a decision to lower the passing rate or score of the examinees.
The announcement came last Tuesday to cope with the revealed poor results.
According from the reported news through cnnphilippines.com, the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines headed by its secretary Leonor Briones had decided to lower the passing rate or score for those who are taking the Alternative Learning System (ALS).
The department saw an “all time low” results and so it now reduced the current 75% passing to 60%, based on the November 2017 Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E).
Secretary Briones revealed such decision is out of fairness to the examinees.
“This is to align the present test with previous standards, as well as to mitigate the unfairness to the examinees brought about by the circumstances mentioned,” stated by Briones and revealed that that the 60% score will be applicable to the examinations scheduled this March 2018.
From the explanation of the good education secretary, she said that the recent exam last November 2017 contained difficult level that the previous examinations.
On the other hand, the exams this year might be more complex because of converting the Filipino questionnaires to English and so they still need to evaluate the questions by coordinating with those who implement the changes from ALS.
According to the published news also, ALS had almost 586,693 enrollees in 2015 and increased to 691,461 in 2016. The department is expecting more enrollees as the program continues to expand nationwide.
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