February 22, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Department of Education-Mountain Province Schools Division reported a gain in the performance of learners for all levels (kindergarten, elementary, junior and senior high school) in the second quarter compared to the first quarter of school year 2022-2023.

MPSDO Curriculum Implementation Division Chief Khad M. Layag made the report during the Local Chief Executives Convergence held at the Sabangan Multipurpose Hall on April 13.

Layag said there is a decrease in the number of elementary level learners who did not meet expectations (DNME) in all the learning areas except for the “mother tongue” which obtained an increase of DNME.

For this level, Mathematics recorded the highest percentage of decrease in DNME at 4.33 percent, followed by Araling Panlipunan (3.69 percent), English (3.31 percent), Mapeh (3.18 percent), Science and Filipino (2.68 percent), Edukasyong Pantahan at Pangkabuhayan (2.38 percent) and Edukayon Sa Pagpapakatao (1.94 percent).

There was also a decrease in the number and percentage of learners not meeting the expectations in the quarterly exam, which implies that school interventions are taking effect.

For junior high school, data showed there is also a decrease in the number and percentage of learners with DNME status in the different learning areas. In descending order, the subject that gained the most in decreasing its DNME is still Math (6.46 percent), followed by English (5.71 percent), Science (5.01 percent), Mapeh (4.35 percent), ESP (4.21 percent), Filipino (4.09 percent), Technology and Livelihood Education (1.8 percent) and Araling Panlipunan (0.87 percent).

Senior high school students also showed improvement, as indicated in the decrease on DNME for TVL (13.71 percent), English (11.48 percent), Araling Panlipunan (8.17), Science (6.28 percent), Math (4.95 percent), Filipino (0.85 percent), Mapeh (0.82 percent), and ESP (0.5 percent).

Education stakeholders aim to increase the learning percentage of the succeeding quarters of the school year through the launching of the “Salidumay” partnership program cum-local chief executives convergence to promote collaboration for resiliency in basic education. – Clienteast Van B. Totanes