ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM

SCHOOLS DIVISION OFFICE - SAN JUAN CITY

 

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Description
The Accreditation and Equivalency Program is an NFE Program that provides a certification of learning for out-of-school children, youth and adults who are unable to avail of education in the formal school system, or who have dropped out of formal elemtary or secondary education.
 
Objectives
The Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) program aims to: 
  • provide a system of assessing levels of literacy and other non-formal learning achievements
  • offer an alternative pathway of learning aside from learning in the formal school system
 
Target Learners
The A&E learners are:
  • completers of Basic Literacy Program who wish to acquire elementary and secondary education
  • Elementary and Junior High School drop-outs or school leavers who wish to acquire Elementary and/or Junior High School diploma
 
How to introduce and implement the Accreditation and Equivalency Program in the Community Center?
Preliminary Activities
  • Conduct advocacy and social mobilization activities in the community to invite target learners to join the A&E programs
  • Administer the Functional Literacy Test to prospective learners to determine their literacy level and the appropriate program for them
  • Assist the learners in preparing their individual learning plan, their learning goal, schedule of activities, and their choice of modality of learning
  • Prepare an individual learning portfolio for each learner
 
Implementation Activities
Conduct learning sessions and based on agreements with the learners using any of the following modalities:
  • Independent  Learning
  • Group Learning (Face-to-Face)
  • Computer-based Learning (eSkwela)
  • Radio-Based Learning
  • TV-based Learning (Ibang Klase)
 
Assessment and Certification Activities.
  • Conduct registration in testing centers among prospective test takers.
  • Administer the A&E test on date scheduled (test is free).
  • Issue certificate (diploma) to A&E test passers
 
ALS Accreditation & Equivalency (A&E) Test
What is the ALS A&E Test?
It is a test that determines if the test taker possesses equivalent learning competencies as those of a Grade VI graduate or a 4th year high school graduate. There is an elementary level test and a secondary level test.
 
Who are qualified to take the test? 
Any of the following out-of-school children, youth and adults who may be:
  •  formal school leavers/drop-outs
  • person with physical disabilities
  • members of cultural minorities/indigenous people
  • member of labor force 
 
Provided that for elementary level test takers, they are at least 12 years old and for secondary level test takers, they are at least 16 years old.
 
What are the requirements for test registration?
  • two (2) latest ID photo (size 2" x 2")
  • any ONE of the following proofs of identification:
- birth certificate
- postal ID
- voter's ID
- TIN/SSS card/GSIS ID card
- driver's license
- valid passport
- Form 137
 
What are the benefits of passing the ALS A&E Test?
Elementary level passer may:
  • enroll as junior high school students in any public or private high school
 
Junior High School level passer may:
  • enroll in any post-secondary courses of TESDA or other skills training institutions
  • Enrol in any SHS public or private school
  • enroll in any college course of CHED in any college or university
  • acquire government eligibility as high school graduate that may be required of certain positions under CSC Resolution No. 499