Philippine National Achievement Test 2013 (NAT): Schedule and Coverage

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This coming March 2013,  selected levels of elementary and high school students in private and public schools nationwide will take the National Achievement Test (NAT).  My son, a grade 6 student,  will be one of them.

What is NAT?

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

Source:   http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/18/deped-sets-conduct-of-2013-nat-in-march/

Schedule of NAT

March 6, 2013         -         fourth (4th) year students of public and private schools

March 12, 2013         -         Grade 3 students of public and Madrasah Schools

March 13, 2013         -         Grade IV (6???)  students of public and private schools

Ok,  I am sooo confused here!  The memo by the Official Gazette of the President of the Philippines indicated Roman Numeral IV, click www.gov.ph.  However,  my son a grade 6 student, including a neighbor from another school who is also in grade 6 are taking the test on March 13. IV is 4 and VI is 6.  Hope the Gazette can make the necessary clarifications. Thanks!

Source:  http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/18/deped-sets-conduct-of-2013-nat-in-march/

Coverage of NAT

The examination is designed to determine the students’ academic strengths and weaknesses though the five key-major subjects: Mathematics, Science, English, Filipino, HeKaSi (Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika) in elementary and Araling Panlipunan in high school. Ratings obtained from NAT for Grade VI and Fourth Year serves also as a tool to measure the school’s competency and effectiveness as well as the students’ aptitude and mastery towards the basic learning areas.

Source: Direct Copy from http://academic-clinic.com/2012/04/nat-exam-overview/

As per PDF file of the NSAT* last 2011, the following are the parts of the test:

For Grade Six:

PARTS OF THE TEST

No. of Items

Time Limit (‘)

Examinee’s Descriptive Questionnaire (EDQ)

10

5

Filipino

40

40

Mathematics

40

40

English

40

40

15 Min. BREAK

Science

40

40

HEKASI

40

40

Composition Writing*

20

TOTAL

205 items

230 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to bring?

Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser and Computation Paper

Source: 2011 NAT Orientation-1

Good Luck!

Disclaimer:  TheGoMom just sourced whatever information is available in the internet through the disclosed sources.  Please verify with your respective schools or with DepEd to verify accuracy of the information.  Thank you.

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