ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM ACCREDITATION & EQUIVALENCY (ALS A&E) SYSTEM What are the legal bases of the Alternative Learning System? Constitution of the Philippines 1987, Art. XIV, Sec. 15 Executive Order No. 117 Sec. 115 DepEd Order No. 32, 1972 Proclamation No. 480 DECS Memo No. 204, 2. 1998 DECS Order Nos. 22 and 28, s. 1999
What is the ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Test?
The ALS A&E Test formerly the Nonformal Education A&E Test is one of the four components of the ALS A&E (then NFE A&E). It offers the successful test takers certification of learning achievements at two learning levels – Elementary and Secondary – that is comparable to the formal school system. The ALS A&E Tests in both levels are standardized paper and pencil-based tests and use multiple-choice test and composition writing. The test items are based on the learning competencies of the five learning strands of the ALS Curriculum.
Who are the target clienteles of the ALS A&E Test?
The target learners / clienteles of the ALS A&E Test are Filipino Out-of-School Youth (OSY) and Adults at least 11 years old (for elementary level test) and at least 15 years old (for the secondary level test) who are basically literate. They may include: unemployed/underemployed OSYs and adults elementary and secondary school drop-outs/leavers industry-based workers, housewives, maids, factory workers, drivers members of cultural minorities / indigenous peoples persons with disabilities / physically challenged inmates, rebel / soldier integrees Most of these target learners live below the poverty line, predominantly coming from depressed, disadvantaged, underserved communities.
What does a prospective test taker do to prepare himself / herself for the test? A test taker may either be a learner/attendee or completer of the ALS A&E Learning Support Delivery (LSDS) System, a learning intervention designed to help equip the prospective test taker with the necessary competencies to prepare him/her for the...
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