(DepEd Memorandum No. 78, s. 2012)

Starting School Year 2012-2013,   the Department of Education (DepEd) requires every first year entrant to submit his COR (Certificate of Rating) in the NAT issued by the National Educational Testing and Research Center(NETRC) together with his report card or form 138 to the school of his choice during the enrolment or during the first day of classes. However, a student without COR will still accepted but the concerned teachers should make an extra effort to determine the extent of student’s school readiness.

The COR in the NAT aims to provide the school the data of each learner particularly on strengths and weaknesses in competencies and to determine the readiness of the each student to tackle high school academic works.

This requirement for the incoming first year students, strengthen the DepEd Memorandum No. 228, s. 2007 entitled “Utilization of the Certificates of Ratings (COR) in the National Achievement Test (NAT) in the Grade Six for Remedial Instruction in First Year Public High School” and DepEd Memorandum No. 278, s. 2010 entitled “Certificates of Ratings (COR) Based on the Results of the National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade Six and Second Year High School Students.”

DepEd expected that this will be observed by every school nationwide in this coming school year.

By: Ms. Glenda D. Cruz | Teacher II | Orion National High School, Orion, Bataan

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