One of the main reasons why students fail in the ALS is over-confidence. Some thought that the exam was simple and easy. It is only multiple choice and yet many chose the wrong answer.
Another reason is that they failed in the essay part. It is always a reminder that if students failed in the essay part although they passed the multiple choice, the grade will be fail. One advice is to practice writing essays, learn the components and structure of a good essay and read.\ essays, whether in English or Filipino.
Many students did not understand the question that's why they chose the incorrect answer. It is important that students in the ALS should learn the English language since most questions are in English. In this regard, teachers must devote more time teaching English because if students do not understand the language, they will surely fail the test.