Out of 2712 test takers, 1393 DepEd Cavite learners passed the 2018 Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) test.

170 elementary and 1223 junior high school level passers became eligible to pursue their education in any formal school or higher education institution (HEI). Elementary level passers aged 16 years old and above may also opt to continue their study under ALS for JHS level.

High school level passers’ enrollment to any college or university would still be subjected to admission policies and requirements of the HEIs as indicated in DepEd Order No. 27 s. 2018 released on June 8, 2018.

In addition, HS level passers have the option to enroll for Senior High School (SHS) education in any public or recognized private school especially if this is a necessary admission requirement in the HEI of their choice. They can choose any specific track for Grade 11.

HS level passers who do not wish to pursue higher education may also take skills development training program under Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) or other government-accredited and private institutions offering middle-level skills training.

The passing rate of DepEd Cavite learners dropped from 53.36% in November 2017 to 51.36% for March 2018, but the actual number of passers increased from 1,104 to 1,393.

DepEd Cavite’s ALS team is intensifying its mapping efforts to make education accessible to more potential learners and test takers. (Ana Rose B. Atendido, EPS II, ALS)