City steps up intervention for 2015 NAT

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


THE City Government of Iloilo has started an intervention program for both private and public schools in this city for the 2015 national achievement test (NAT).

In a meeting with the Iloilo City School Board held Wednesday, March 26, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said a special budget will be set aside to finance the workshop of about 65 city elementary and high schools.

The workshop will be held right after the results of another NAT held in March 2014 which will be released in July this year.

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Mabilog said the interventions will also include participation of parents.

The Synerhiya Foundation will also fund the conduct of daily and weekend reviews of the NAT in city schools.

Mabilog said the low score results of NAT in 2013 is a call for the schools and parents to work together to develop and encourage their children to study.

Mabilog said he was informed the 2013 NAT results is higher in public schools in the city than in private schools, despite the presence of tertiary schools like the University of Philippines High School, Philippine Science High School, and other private schools known for high level of teaching.

The NAT 2012-2013 results showed that Iloilo City schools have the lowest scores compared to 17 other schools divisions in Western Visayas.

The scores showed Grade 3 pupils’ mean percentage scores was 39.89 percent while the Grade 6 pupils notched 52.89 percent. Fourth year high school students got 49.74 mean percentage scores.

NAT is an assessment test of students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 and the 4th year students in secondary schools.

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