After its postponement last year, the Department of Education (DepEd) through DepEd Memorandum No. 146 s. 2017, announced the new dates for school year 2016-2017’s National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grades 6 and 10.
The tests, which will be administered by the Bureau of Education Assessment, will be held on Oct. 3 for current Grade 7 students in public and private schools, and Oct. 11 for current Grade 11 students in public and private schools.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones advised all Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries, Bureau of Service Directors, Regional Directors, Schools Division Superintendents, and public and private elementary school and secondary school heads to make the ample preparations for the coming NAT.
The original NAT date for the school year 2016-2017 was scheduled on March last year but was postponed due to “administrative and logistical limitations.”
The NAT is an examination that aims to assess if Grades 6, 10, 12 students are meeting the learning standards in elementary, junior and senior high schools.