DepED XI shows improvement in NAT results
Davao City (8 July) -- The recently released NAT results of DepED Region 11 for School Year (SY) 2007-2008 for Grade VI and Second Year showed an increase of the mean percentage score (MPS) as compared to the MPS in SY 2006-2007, with the elementary level surpassing the regional target.
At the elementary level, the MPS reached 61.27, or 0.13 more than its targeted 59.97 and 2.40 points higher than the 2006-2007 MPS of 58.80.
However, in the secondary level, though the MPS increased to 44.30 in SY 2007-2008 as against the 43.54 MPS for 2006-2007, it fell short by.11 to reach the regional target of 44.41.
The NAT performance of Region 11 at the elementary level showed consistent trend of increase from SY 2006-2007 to SY 2007-2008 after experiencing a downtrend in performance in SY 2005-2006. The results in the secondary level revealed that it has slowly getting its rhythm to increase its performance though it could only manage to post little increase in its MPS.
The biggest gainers for elementary level are Filipino (65.06 to 69.51) and Science (51.07 to 55.74). HEKASI increased from 59.24 to 62.60 and Mathematics from 59.65 to 60.05 with English slightly dropping from 58.97 to 58.43.
Araling Panlipunan posted a 2.78 gain from its 47.99 MPS in 2006-2007 to the current 50.77, while Science and Mathematics increased from 39.86 to 42.00 and 35.02 to 36.76 respectively.
In separate results in the division levels with nine schools divisions tested, seven showed increase in its MPS at the elementary level compared to last year's result where three divisions posted a double digit increase namely: Island Garden City of Samal - 14.52, Davao Oriental - 12.39 and Panabo City - 10.31.
Results at the high school level revealed that five schools divisions namely Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Digos City and Tagum City increased its MPS as against the regional target.
"The teachers and school heads have delivered and managed to increase our performance based on the positive changes in the overall and subject area MPS but we still have a lot of homework to do in making our students learn. In the totality, we achieved beyond our target but we still have to improve our regional standing at the national level", DepED 11 Regional Director Susana Teresa B. Estigoy said.
"With the increasing trend in student performance for the last two school years, we are positive that the best is sure to come and as we implement our comprehensive intervention plan for the schools which are lagging behind, I am confident that we will be seeing significant changes in the near future", Director Estigoy added.
"Again this time, as we are always doing, we have to work as one for the benefit of our learners", Estigoy concluded.