GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC TESTING FOR THE REMOTE LEARNING CENTER
A REMINDER FROM THE PROCEDURES MANUAL
“The placing of students at their proper academic levels is the implementation of the first law of learning – that the student must be in a level of curriculum where he can perform. The law determines the student’s capability and aptitude and helps staff correctly place him on an academic level in each subject where he has the most academic understanding and can make the greatest academic achievement.”
- Diagnostic Tests administered by school staff at home.
This may only be possible during General Community Quarantine or Modified Community Quarantine subject to the implementing rules set by the Local Government Unit (LGU). When this option is selected, parents must sign the Certificate of Consent.
- Diagnostic Tests administered by parents at home.
This is accomplished by sending Diagnostic Tests materials to the family through delivery services. Once testing is done, the tests are sent back to school for scoring and evaluation. There are several items to prepare to accomplish this option:
- Parent Agreement to Maintain Confidentiality (for a parent to read, sign, and return with test materials)
- General Instructions for Administering Diagnostic Tests at Home (to parent and student)
- Tests English, Math, Social Studies & Science (Word Building will be done with a school staff member)
- Online Diagnostic Tests
Please check the section on online testing.
Reading Readiness and ABC’s Tests must be done in person – either at home or at school with a trained staff member.
There should always be a charge for Diagnostic Testing – even if accessing the A.C.E. Ministry Online testing.
The charge covers EITHER the paper tests or the school codes given for the online tests. Test results are forwarded to the host school – not the student.
Most schools do not charge when re-diagnosis may take place later in the school year.
USING ONLINE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
QUESTION: Can schools use the online Diagnostic Tests offered by A.C.E. Ministry?
The answer requires consideration of several issues.
- Not all of our subject matter is covered by the online testing. Thus, some paper testing will be required. These will include Math, Filipino and Araling Panilipunan.
- The online Math test is NOT applicable to the edition of curriculum used in the Philippines.
- Paper testing has an advantage over the online version in that a knowledgeable staff can examine the work done by the student and note if mistakes were due to carelessness or a lack of mastery.
Study the Instructions for Online Testing carefully. There are several items to prepare to accomplish Online Diagnostic Testing for the remote learning center delivery:
- Instructions for Online Testing (Caution – DO NOT USE THE ONLINE MATH)
- Your School Code
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE
3. Click on “Take the aceconnect Diagnostic Test.”
4. Register your school by clicking on Register and completing the required information.
5. Once logged in, click on “Students and Reports” tab.
6. Click on “Add New Student” and complete information for student’s.
7. Complete required information of student, then click “Add Student.”
8. Click on “Take Diagnostic Test” button and highlight the student that will take test. Click “Select Student.”
9. Choose subject and beginning level.
10. Results will be emailed to registered email address/es.