Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Did You Pass the 2011 ALS A&E Exam?

Until now, the results of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A and E) has not been released by the Department of Education (DepEd). The reason is that DepEd only chose recently the winning bidder that will mark the test papers. Judging from the number of ALS takers, it will take at least two months to release the result. This fact brings a lot of dilemma and problem to the examinees who wish to enroll in college. One of the requirements to take the college entrance examination of most colleges  is the ALS certificate issued by the DepEd. Without this document, the ALS takers are in limbo. 

How do you know if you pass the ALS Oct 2011 exams? One way of knowing is to know the 2010 ALS  results.  The number of items in the multiple choice in the Elementary Level was 160. As I browsed over the list of passers, I found out that to pass, your Standard Score should be 90, equivalent to 60% with a percentile rank of 50. In the Secondary Level with 250 items, you need at least 95 Standard Score which is equivalent to 70% with a percentile rank of 70.

However, to be considered a passer, your essay must have a Raw Score of at least 2. This means that even if you answered correctly all the multiple choice questions but your essay was graded as 1, you failed the test.

Be patient. DepEd must be blamed for their failure to release the results early. Somebody out there might be sleeping on his job or irresponsible enough to know that this is very important to out of school youths hoping to study again.