Duterte approves K-to-12 review

first_img“In this way, per Secretary Briones,they would be able to evaluate the results and implement corrective measures toaddress the deficiency of our education system,” Panelo said. MANILA – Following the poorperformance of Filipino students in a global reading comprehension assessment,President Rodrigo Duterte approved a review mechanism for the K to 12 program. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said the President expressed his support on Department of Education’s“Sulong EduKALIDAD” program during a recent Cabinet meeting. Filipino students ranked last among 79countries in a global survey of reading comprehension conducted by Program forInternational Student Assessment (PISA) in 2018. The “Sulong EduKALIDAD” aims to reviewand update the K-to-12 curriculum, improve the learning environment in schools,“up-skill” and retool teachers, and engage stakeholders for support andcollaboration. According to Panelo, Educationsecretary Leonor Briones explained her department was already expecting an“unfavorable” result on the global reading comprehension assessment as sheemphasized that Manila’s participation was geared towards the establishment ofa baseline to measure the development of education in the Philippines. Filipino students got a rating of 340points, lower than the average 487 points. Over 600,000 students around the ageof 15 from 79 different countries joined the reading assessment. Majority of Filipinos aged 15 are inGrade 9./PNlast_img

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