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SDO-SJC, to launch CRLA and numeracy tools for K to 3 learners

The Schools Division Office San Juan City (SDO SJC) presented the Comprehensive Rapid Literacy Assessment (CRLA) and Numeracy tools to all the Key Stage 1 teachers (Kinder to Grade 3 level) for the baseline data needed as inputs to the Learning Recovery Plan (LRP) of the division. The orientation-workshop was conducted on June 8, 2022 at the SDO Conference Hall which aimed to discuss the tools that will be used in the field. Likewise, it gave opportunities to address issues and other emerging concerns on remediation programs being done in schools and the possible scenarios with the parents during the data gathering.

School Governance and Operations Division Dr. Dominique T. Rivera gave the overview of the LRP which was directed to the development of the Division Education Development Plan (DEDP) as a response to the learning loss that occurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was supported by Dr. Helen G. Padilla, Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) Chief who said, “This baseline data on literacy and numeracy levels of the learners will help design the kind of intervention program needed in our schools as we gear towards 100% onsite classes in the next school year.” Meanwhile, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Cecille G. Carandang mentioned in her message, “As we envision to be a smart city, it is important that we ensure all our key stage 1 learners are literates and numerates. This is how we contribute to the Every Child a Reader Program of the Department, our response to the 3Bs challenge of Bawat Bata Bumabasa. This is in line with the battlecry of the city as coined in the hash tag #Makabagong San Juan.”

The SDO Focal Persons managed the whole activity. They are the following: Marnelli B. Tolentino, English Supervisor; Eulafel C. Pascual, Filipino Supervisor; Helen S. Acedo, Math Supervisor; Ma. Lucila G. Anatalio, Kinder Supervisor; Engr. Leon Pangda, Jr., Division ICT Officer, Anthony James Vizmanos, Project Development Officer, Designated Division Statistician; Basilia S. Torres, Master Teacher II, Kabayanan Elementary School; Carmen L. Mengote, Master Teacher I, Pinaglabanan Elementary School; and Loida F. Abedania, Master Teacher I, Pinaglabanan Elementary School. They emphasized the deliverables expected after the regional orientation and communicated the same to the participants in a manner that could simplify the process given the tight schedule in the preparation for the year-end rites. The participants also used the Open Forum to raise their concerns on data collection and submission. Since the orientation was held in person, the proponents were able to answer their queries in real time as well as indicate the parts where the confusion was coming. The resource package, as consolidated by the Regional Office, was also given to the School Coordinators and the School Heads through the Group Chats so all the participants could have access to them at their own convenience for ready reference. They were also given a soft copy of the tool to be used for practice during the workshop and it was appreciated by them because there were possible scenarios presented to inform them of the key messages that needed to be communicated.

The following were snapshots from the activity:

Division key officials graced the affair and gave significant inputs on the importance of the CRLA and Numeracy Tools Orientation.

Snapshots of the scenes taken featuring the key stage 1 teachers and the timeline of activities.

This is the Division Orientation on Comprehensive Rapid Literacy Assessment (CRLA) and Numeracy Tools.

Article written by:

Marnelli B. Tolentino

Education Program Supervisor - English

Schools Division Office - San Juan City


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