ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM
BALIK-PAARALAN PARA SA OUT-OF-SCHOOL ADULTS (ALS BP-OSA)
The BP-OSA is anchored on RA 7165 which aims “to establish schools and learning centers as facilities where school children are able to learn a range of core competencies prescribed for elementary and high school education programs or where the out-of-school youth and adult learners are provided alternative learning programs and receive accreditation for at least the equivalent of a high school education”.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Provide learning opportunities for out-of school adults to earn an equivalent secondary education.
Provide hands-on learning based on functional learning competencies and tasks equivalent to those of the first to fourth year high school levels.
Provide a system for assessing levels of literacy and nonformal learning achievement based on a curriculum covering functional education/literacy skills and competencies and designed to be comparable to the formal school system;
Offer an alternative pathway by which out-of-school youth and adults earn an educational qualification comparable to the formal education system;
Enable out-of-school youth and adults to gain reading, writing and numeracy skills to meet their learning goals as they define them; and
Strengthen the acquisition of concepts on employ able and trainable skills in Entrepreneurship
The learners of the BP-OSA Program are those who are:
15 years old and above who may be:
-an elementary school graduate
-a drop-out of secondary school
-a passer/non-passer of the elementary NFE A&E test
-a PEPT passer in elementary level/secondary level
15 years old will be on a case-to-case basis
4 pcs I.D. Pictures
Birth Certificate (Original and 2 pieces Xerox Copy)
School Card or Form 137-E or Certification from the school last attended
ALS ACCREDITATION AND EQUIVALENCY (A&E) TEST
Learners of the BP-OSA Program are given opportunities to accredit their learning's and experiences through undergoing the ALS A& E Certification processes.
The ALS A&E test formerly the Nonformal Education A&E Test is one of the four components of the ALS A&E. It offers the successful test takers certification of learning and achievements. The A&E Test is a standardized paper and pencil-based test and use multiple-choice test and composition writing. The test items are based on the learning competencies of the five learning strands of the AL Curriculum.
WHAT DOES ONE BENEFIT AFTER PASSING THE ALS A&E TEST?
A test passer of the A&E Secondary Level gets a certificate which bear the signature of the Secretary of the Department of Education. This allows passers to mainstream in the educational system of the country. It offers him/her the following opportunities:
- Enroll in post secondary course (technical/vocational, two/four/five year course) of the CHED (for private colleges and universities) and PASUC (for government owned and controlled) member institutions;
- Access to Meralco Foundation Incorporated and TESDA skills training programs; and
- Acquire eligibility for government employment positions
WHEN IS THE ALS A&E TEST?
The ALS A&E Test will be held on February 10, 2008.
WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION PERIOD?
The Registration period is on September 3, 2007 & on November 23, 2007.
WHERE IS THE REGISTRATION AND TESTING CENTER?
The Registration and Testing Center is at Iloilo National High School, La Paz, Iloilo City
WHO IS THE TEST REGISTRATION OFFICER?
LEO B. DEDOROY. Ph. D.
INHS, ALS BP-OSA Coordinator
WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO REGISTER?
* An elementary level drop-out (not enrolled in June of the current school year) 11 years old and above, may take the elementary level ALS A&E Test. (Cut-off date of birthdate is December 1997)
* A high school drop-out (not enrolled in June of the current school year), 15 years old and above, may take the secondary level ALS A&E test (Cut off date of birthdate is December 1993.)
* Non-passers of previous ALS A&E Test
* Learners/completers of the ALS programs (Basic Literacy, A&E and BP-OSA)
NOTE: REGISTRANTS MUST HAVE DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL-THEY ARE NOT ENROLLED IN JUNE OF THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.
STUDENTS PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN THE FORMAL SCHOOL SYSTEM ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REGISTER
WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED BY THE REGISTRANTS?
*Submit latest ID (1”x1’) in 2 copies
*Show one of the following (original copy and xerox copy)
(1) Birth Certificate
(2) Baptismal Certificate
(3) Marriage Certificate
(4) Driver’s License
WHAT IS THE ALS A&E TEST MADE OF?
The test is divided into 2 parts: the Multiple Choice Test and Composition Writing. The test runs for 4 hours and 15 minutes. The test covers the following strands (subject areas):
Bahagi I (Komunikasyon sa Filipino
Bahagi II (English Communication)
Bahagi III (Problem Solving & Critical Thinking)
Bahagi IV (Sustainable Use of Resources & Productivity
Bahagi V (Dev’t of Self & Expanding One’s World Vision)