Official National Achievement Test for Grade 12 (NATG12) PRIMER (REVIEWER)

Official National Achievement Test for Grade 12 (NATG12) PRIMER (REVIEWER)

Department of Education Bureau of Education Assessment has officially released the National Achievement Test for Grade 12 (NATG12) PRIMER (Reviewer) for Math, Science, Language, and Communication, please see the Download Link/s below. 

The Department of Education (DepEd) ensures the continuous improvement of its systems to provide all learners access to quality basic education. 

To assess the continuous improvement of teaching and learning processes, sound information and data on learning outcomes are needed as proxy indicators of system effectiveness and efficiency.
In line with this, DepEd through the Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) administers the National Achievement Test for Grade 12 (NATG12). 

The NATG12 is part of the exit assessment as per Section 3 of DepEd Order (DO) No. 55, s. 2016 titled, “Policy Guidelines on the National Assessment of Student Learning for the K to 12 Basic Education Program”.

The results of this assessment shall be utilized to
a. determine if learners are meeting the learning standards; 
b. help provide information to improve instructional practices; 
c. assess/evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of education service delivery using learning outcomes as indicators; and 
d. provide empirical information as bases for curriculum, learning delivery, assessment and policy reviews, and policy formulation. DO 55, s. 2016 laid the framework for all exit assessments which covers the target clientele, purpose, design, test administration procedures, and results utilization.

DepEd Order No. 29, s. 2017 titled, “Policy Guidelines on System Assessment in the K to 12 Basic Education Program,” decreed the NATG12 as part of DepEd’s internal system assessment which aims to generate reliable data for use in planning, monitoring, and evaluating cycles of the department. The policy directs all DepEd offices to organize advocacy activities that will lead to understanding and acceptance of, and support for participation in national and international large-scale assessments among teachers, administrative personnel, students, and education stakeholders. 

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