Administration of the National Achievement Test for Grade 12 for School Year 2022-2023

Administration of the National Achievement Test for Grade 12 for School Year 2022-2023

The Department of Education (DepEd) will administer the National Achievement Test for Grade 12 (NATG12) for School Year (SY) 2022-2023 on January 30 and 31, 2023, pursuant to DepEd Order (DO) No. 55 s. 2016 titled Policy Guidelines on the National Assessment of Student Learning for the K to 12 Basic Educational Program. All currently enrolled Grade 12 learners in public and private schools will take the test through a paper-based modality.

In reference to DO 029, s. 2022 titled Adoption of the Basic Education Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, DepEd has to identify and articulate indicators and targets for measuring performance in the development of plans and policies. These indicators will be used for the assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of education services. The results of system assessments will serve as evidence and proxy indicator for the improvement of the curriculum implementation, evidence-based decision-making, and results-based Monitoring and Evaluation.

The NATG12 is one of tl.e exit assessments under the national assessment framework of the K to 12 Basic Education Program. It is designed to determine if graduating learners are meeting the learning standards in the senior high school (SHS) curriculum. The result of the NATG12 provides data on the percentage of Grade 12 learners attaining at least the minimum level of proficiency in the Stage 4 SHS core areas over the total number of Grade 12 learners. Each learner will be provided with a Certificate of Rating (COR) with the learner’s actual rating per core subject area for SY 2022-2023.

The test shall cover 21st-century skills and the core SHS learning areas of Languages, Humanities, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Philosophy. The test design is progressive in nature wherein test items measure varying levels of skills. The language of the assessment tool shall be English and Filipino while the test item format shall be multiple-choice.

The Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) will manage the national implementation of the NATG12 with the assistance of the regional offices (ROs) and schools division offices (SDOs). BEA will coordinate with the identified field-testing.

The guidelines on the test administration, including the roles and responsibilities of the field-testing personnel and the downloading of the Program Support Funds (PSF) to SDOs, will be discussed in an online national orientation that will be held on January 6, 2023. The link to the virtual event will be sent to the Regional Testing Coordinators (RTCs), Division Testing Coordinators (DTCs), and SDO Private School Supervisors through an advisory.

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Education Assessment – Education Assessment Division through email at [email protected] or at telephone number (02) 8631-2589.

Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

For DepEd Memorandum No. 001, s. 2023 for more details.