DepEd scheduled NAT on March 2013


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Department of Education (DepEd) releases statement for the upcoming 2012-2013 National Achievement Test (NAT) that is scheduled to administer on March 2013 for a selected levels of elementary and high school students in public and private schools nationwide.
DepEd scheduled NAT March 2013
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The conduct of examination for 4th year students of public and private schools is set on March 6, 2013, for Grade 3 pupils of public and Madrasah schools, the date of exam is March 12. And on March 13, it is the turn of Grade IV pupils of public and private schools to take the NAT. Education secretary Armin A. Luistro headed the announcement last week.

NAT is administered annually by DepEd to gauge the academic performance in key subjects of elementary and secondary students in both public and private schools. 

Luistro said that only the listed public and private schools are allowed to participate in the upcoming test.

Certificate of rating (COR) per subject will be released for Grade IV examinees. This will reflect the readiness for secondary education, Luistro said on news briefing. 

The NAT used to be called the National Elementary Achievement Test (NEAT) for the grade school level and the National Secondary Achievement Test (NSAT) for the high school level. Both were successors of the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE), an examination administered to gauge the competency of students entering college. The NCEE was abolished in 1994 through Executive Order no. 632 by then education secretary Raul Roco and was replaced by the NEAT and NSAT. When the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) was officially converted into the Department of Education (DepEd), NEAT and NSAT were also abolished and replaced by the National Achievement Test (NAT).

Check out complete statement of DepEd here.

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