Schools Division Office of Cavite Province prepped up 128 examiners and roving proctors for the upcoming administration of the 2017 Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) test through an orientation on February 28.

Dr. Eduarda Zapanta, Education Program Supervisor for Mathematics and Division Testing Coordinator, discussed the guidelines which shall be considered in the administration of the A&E tests.

She also reminded the participants of their roles and functions as room examiners to secure the “fair and smooth” administration of the A&E test to 3,841 examinees on March 4, Sunday.

Four official testing centers and nine extension testing centers will cater to the  said examinees.

3,443 composed of 624 elementary level and 2,819 junior high school level registrants will be simultaneously taking their test in Bulihan National High School, Tagaytay City Science National High School, Trece Martires City National High School, and San Roque Elementary School.

On the other hand, 398 (309 JHS and 89 elementary) others will take their test in their respective city/municipal jails.

2016 A&E test takers’ passing rate is at 4.11%. Education Program Specialist Elma Aure expects to get an improved rate from the 2017 A&E examinees as she explained how the last batch was taught with the old curriculum content, most of which did not manifest on the actual exam they took.

“Lumang curriculum pa kasi ‘yong naituro sa huling batch ng test takers [kaya] hindi nagmatch sa test na kinuha nila,” Aure said. (Rey Ann M. Maramag, PDO I/ DIO)