DepEd sets exam for out-of-school youth in November
The Department of Education through the National Education Testing and Research Center announces that the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) will be held on November 20, 2011 for Luzon and on November 27, 2011 for Visayas and Mindanao.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the PEPT aims to retrieve out-of-school youth and place them in the formal school system if they so desire. “ Through PEPT, we would also like to validate and accredit knowledge and skills in academic areas gained through informal and non-formal means. In the end, PEPT will pave the way for their re-entry into formal schooling, job promotion, job training and employment,” added Luistro.
PEPT targets Filipino citizens who are dropouts from elementary and secondary schools for at least one year. It is also for those who never attended a formal school but can read and write, or those presently employed but need to upgrade their academic level whether elementary or high school. Moreover, applicants must be at least one year overage for their supposed grade/year level in the formal school system.
Applicants must bring their birth certificate issued by the NSO or Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated (original and 2 photo-copies), 2 pieces ID picture and recently taken (size 1”x1”) and school record — original and 2 photocopies – of Form 137 (Transcript of Records with school seal and signature of principal/registrar) or Form 138 (Report Card with school seal and signature of principal/registrar) for elementary level and Form 137 for secondary.
PEPT takers will pay P50 for the regular test given every November in designated testing centers all over the country or P200 for walk-in or special administration which is conducted from January to June at DepEd- NETRC in Pasig City.
For elementary level, the test coverage is Science, Mathematics, HeKaSi (Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika), Filipino and English. In the secondary level, the exam for first year covers General Science, Elementary Algebra, Philippine History (Kasaysayan at Pamahalaan ng Pilipinas), English I and Filipino I; for second year, the coverage include Biology, Intermediate Algebra, Asian History (Kasaysayan ng mga Bansang Asyano), English II and Filipino II; for third year, the subjects covered are Chemistry, Geometry, World History (Kasaysayan ng Daigdig), English III and Filipino III; for fourth year, the exam will touch on Physics, Advance Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Economics, English IV and Filipino IV.
The PEPT can also be administered to individuals with visual impairment whether Braille or non-Braille readers.