2 Major Programs
1. BLP (Basic Literacy Program)
2. A & E (Accreditation and Equivalency Test)
ALS A&E OBJECTIVES:
· To provide a system for assessing levels of literacy and other nonformal learning achievement
· To offer an alternative pathway of learning
· Completers of Basic Literacy Program
· Out of school children, youth and adults
· Elementary and Secondary drop-outs
· Street children and youth
· BP-OSA learners
· Muslim migrants
· People with disabilities PWD’s
· Rebel returnees
· Industry-based and domestic workers
· Indigenous peoples
ALS Accreditation and Equivalency
- formerly known as the NFE A&E Test
- Offers the test takers a certification of learning achievements at two learning levels
- Comprise standardized paper and pencil-based tests and use multiple-choice test and composition writing
- Items are based on the learning competencies of the five learning strands of ALS Curriculum
- Largely based on prior learning
Who are the target clienteles of the ALS A&E Test?
- An elementary level drop out at least 11 years old
- A high school dropout at least 15 years old
- Non-passers of previous ALS A&E Tests
Youth and adults although in-school but overaged for Grade 6 (more than 11 years) or for 4th year (more than 15 years
Who else are the target clienteles of the ALS A&E Test?
* Unemployed / underemployed OSY’s and adults
* Elementary and secondary school dropouts / leavers
* Industry-based workers, housewives, maids, factory workers, drivers
* Members of cultural minorities/indigenous people
* Persons with disabilities / physically challenged
* Inmates, rebels / soldier integrees
What does a prospective test taker do to prepare himself / herself for the test?
* May be a learner / attendee or completer of the ALS A&E Learning Support Delivery System
* Takers are encouraged to attend the learning interventions to upgrade his/her knowledge and skills acquired from experiences.
What does one benefit after passing the ALS A&E Test?
* Enroll in post secondary courses of the CHED
* Access to MFI and TESDA skills training programs
* A chance to acquire eligibility for government employment positions
* An elementary level test passer is qualified to enroll as freshman in sec. level educ’n
How does one register for the A&E Test?
* Accomplish the registration form
* Provide any of the following as proof of identity:
- copy of birth certificate
- copy of marriage contract
- form 137
- voter’s ID
- postal ID
- TIN card
- driver’s license
* Provide all required data and affix signature on the space provided;
* Provide two copies of latest 1x1 photo
* Submit accomplished registration form to test registration officer
* Get the lower portion of the registration form for presentation to the Examiner on the day of the test.
BASIC LITERACY PROGRAM (BLP)
Basic Literacy Program (BLP) is an intensive community-based training for illiterate out-of-school youth and adults, who are willing to learn basic literacy skills
What are the three basic literacy skills?
These skills are:
* ability to read with comprehension
* ability to compute simple problems
* creative thinking and problem solving
Who are the target learners?
Ø The TARGET LEARNERS are the illiterate out-of-school children, youth and adults.
How do learners access BLP?
Step 1: Recruitment
ü the Service Provider, Literacy Facilitator and Mobile Teacher, District ALS Coordinators will go to the target community (house-to-house) to recruit learners
Step 2: Screening and Placement
ü the recruited learners will undergo screening and placement test using the Functional Literacy Test (FLT)
Step 3: Enrolment
ü learners who are qualified will be enrolled to BLP
ü learners will prepare their Individual Learning Agreement (ILA)
What happens to the BLP completers
• enroll to A&E Program
• mainstream to formal school
• enter the world of work
• enroll to TESDA training
What is ALS A&E LSDS
• using the Unified Guidelines for the ALS Contracting Scheme with Service Providers (NGOs, LGUs, SUCs, other GOs and other private organizations) to provide learners a range of flexible learning support services in order that they may continue their learning outside of the formal school system and upgrade their skills and competencies in preparation for taking the ALS A&E tests.
No Drop-out Strategy
Ø It is the strategy to catch up early –potential drop-outs in the formal school both elementary and secondary levels and place/transfer them under the mentorship/stewardship of the Alternative Learning System.
Ø It is a project that provides an equal and wider range of opportunities for the drop-outs to develop their full potentials, be empowered and be functionally literate under the ward of non-formal education
OBJECTIVES of AGAP-SAGIP Project
§ This projects aims to help decrease, if not totally eradicate the drop-outs in both elementary and secondary levels and to increase the retention rate in the formal education system. Furthermore, it will cater to the basic literacy needs of children, youth and adults who have dropped out from the school due to poverty. Specifically, this project shall:
§ serve as “catch-up” program for students who dropped out from the formal school system;
§ provide appropriate interventions tailored to the needs of the drop-outs,and;
§ provide an alternative route for school drop-outs to finish /complete their elementary/secondary schooling.
POTENTIAL DROP –OUTS:
* pupils, students who incurred 20% absences during the first semester (June to October) of the school year without valid reasons.
* multiplied by 20%:say,109 X 0.20 = 32 days.
* pupils and students who committed habitual tardiness despite the conduct of dialogues with parents/guardians and home visitations of teachers and guidance counselors.
* pupils/students who engaged into cutting of classes at three(3) times a week within the
What are the strategies/interventions of AGAP-SAGIP?
* Identification and referral of potential drop –outs in both public elementary and secondary schools.
* Counseling of potential drop-outs by the guidance counselors and or principals.
* Dialogue with parents regarding the academic status of their children.
* Orientation on ALS Programs.
B. For Drop-outs
* Principal/School Head reports and indorses the drop-outs to the ALS Coordinator approved by the Schools Division Superintendent.
* ALS coordinator meets with the parents/guardians of the drop-outs and explain the program.
* Enrolment to Basic Literacy Program(BLP)/A&E Program for both elementary and secondary schools.
* Monitoring of drop-out learners of the Agap-Sagip by the School Advisers and District ALS Coordinators.
* Administration of the Accreditation and Equivalency A&E Test.(Learners who are 11 years old and abovein the elementary level and 15 years old and above in the secondary level.
Monitoring and evaluation of the progress of
students during and after the program
How to mainstreamed ALS learners in the formal system?
If the learner chooses to be mainstreamed to the formal school, he/she needs to take the existing PEPT for an assessment of their specific grade/year levels for placement purposes.(2000 NFE A&E Manual Operation)
F Family Basic Literacy
A Adolescents Friendly Literacy Enhancement (AFLEP)
A ALS Mobile Library Program
A Arabic Language & Islamic Values Education (ALIVE)
In Idigenous Peoples Education
A ALS Differently Able Persons
R Radio Based Instruction
E E- Learning Program
B BP-OSA Program
Family Basic Literacy Project
* This is a literacy service learning intervention utilizing literate family members to help non- literate members upgrade their literacy skills and improve the educational opportunities of poor families in the depressed , deprived and underserved (DDU) areas.
Adolescent Friendly Literacy Enhancement Project ( AFLEP )
* This is a project which targets out-of-school adolescents ages 10 – 24 years old. It provides them with basic literacy about early marriage and parenting , family planning , drug prevention education, livelihood projects, health education and environmental education.
Balik Paaralan sa Out of School Adults
l The Balik Paaralan sa Out of School Adults
o ( BP-OSA)is a certificate Program offered to those who wish to earn an equivalent high school diploma.
o The ALS Accreditation and Equivalency program is being utilized in the program.
ALS Mobile Library Project
* This is a collection of print and non- print materials like books, pamplets, recordings and films placed in a receptacle and circulated in target areas to serve the literacy needs of prospective learners .
Arabic Language & Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) Project
* The overall goal of this program is to be able to positively contribute to peace efforts of our government in order to improve the quality of life of muslim OSY and adults through the ALS
* In addition it is expected that livelihood and entrepreneurship training model and support network will be evolved for this education program.
Indigenous Peoples Education Project
* Provide an IP education service acceptable to IP’s in general and to specific communities in particular
ALS for Differently – Able Persons
* This special project is envisioned to regard the out-of –school youth and adults who are differently – able as unique persons , who despite their limitations can become more productive members of the society.
* The main thrust of this project is the provision for the development of the basic skills in reading , writing & numeracy
mute – sign language
blind – braille
Community Learning Center
* The project aims to establish and strengthen community learning centers in every barangay in collaboration with the local government units.
* It is a repository of all reading materials & other relevant documents to be used by the community for literacy & continuing education.
* It is a physical space to house learning resources and facilities & a venue for face - to – face learning activities.
* A collection of print and non-print materials, such as books , pamphlets, recordings and films placed in a receptacle to be circulated in target areas to serve the literacy and continuing learning needs of prospective learners.
Radio Based Instruction Program –
* is an alternative delivery mode of A & E Program through radio broadcast.
* Program the project focuses on digitization of the ALS secondary modules