CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) Mimaropa through the Policy, Planning and Research Division (PPRD) is conducting its 7th MIMAROPA Research Summit today, May 17 until May 19, 2023 with the theme: "Resolving Basic Education Gap Through Evidence-Based Interventions: Para sa Bansang Makabata, Batang Makabansa."
The summit aims to raise competencies on information, media and technology, learning and innovative, communication and life and career skills of the students in various schools throughout the region.
According to the results of the 2018 global survey called Program for International Students Assessment (PISA), revealed that the Philippines, among 600,000 students worldwide, achieved an average of 340 points in reading comprehension from the Filipino students around the age of 15, lower than the average of 487 points, thus the country ranked last among 79 countries.
Reading comprehension and fluency will be very important and necessary for the educators to identify the factors affecting the reading skills of Filipino learners and to find out possible solutions to address the issue for the attainment of quality education.
This situation made the researchers conceptualize and develop interventions strategies that will support struggling readers of intermediate students who have been diagnosed as at-risk learners based on their pre-reading assessment on the third week of the first quarter of the school year.
The researchers recommended to hold a Senior High School Curriculum Exits Fair to assist the next batch of K to 12 graduates in acquiring the various curriculum exits—'Trabaho, Negosyo, Kolehiyo and Middle Skills Development.'
This event will feature a job fair, business fair, and a college/university and vocational school fair to help students determine what job they want to pursue after graduation.
The summit will also intensify its ongoing efforts to provide more information about students’ career options through symposiums and workshops to uphold the standards of the Guidance and Counselling Act of 2004 to provide services that are relevant, efficient and effective for the students’ individual life growth and enrichment. (GATS/PIA Mimaropa)