Prayer: Mrs. Beata O. Samaniego Values Education Supervisor Mr. Edgar E. Garcia ICT Supervisor Dr. Romeo M. Alip Schools Division Superintendent
Discussion Proper: Mrs. Celia D. Nacpil Asst. Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Carolina L. Sugpatan SPED & Private Schools Supervisor Group Workshop Dr. Leticia A. Orpiano Science Secondary Supervisor emcee
October 18, 2010 DepED-Bataan Conference Hall
“We need to add two years. Those who can afford pay up to fourteen years of schooling before University. Thus, their children are getting into the best
universities and the best jobs after
graduation. I want at least 12 years for our public school children to give them an even chance at succeeding.”
President Benigno S. Aquino III
Enhancing the quality of basic education in the Philippines is urgent and critical. Thus, we have to come up with a proposal to enhance our basic education program in a manner that is least disruptive to the current curriculum, most affordable to government and families, and aligned with international practice.
The poor quality of basic education is reflected in the low achievement scores of Filipino students. Many students who finish basic education do not possess sufficient mastery of basic competencies. One reason is that students do not get adequate instructional time or time on task. The National Achievement Test (NAT) for grade 6 in SY 2009-2010 passing rate is only 69.21%. Although this is already a 24% improvement over the SY 2005-2006 passing rate, further reforms are needed to achieve substantial improvement. The NAT for high school is 46.38% in SY 2009-2010, a slight decrease from 47.40% in SY 2008-2009.
International tests results like 2003 TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) the Philippines ranked 34th out of 38 countries in HS II Math and 43rd out of 46 countries in HS II...