Capiz Tops Anew In West Visayas Achievement Test
Capiz placed fourth at the secondary level with a 52.52-percent rating.
Capiz Schools Division Superintendent Eveleth Gamboa said problem identification and providing solutions to it have been identified as among the factors that helped them in placing first in the NAT in Western Visayas for two consecutive school years.
“Topping the NAT in the past consecutive school years now has been an inspiration especially to our teachers, local government officials and all other sectors,” Gamboa said, pointing out that the same is also a motivation for them to work more and to achieve a higher goal.
Notable in their achievement this year is the increase in the rating both in the elementary and secondary levels, Gamboa said, saying the previous results showed that the elementary overall NAT rating was only 78 percent and secondary level got only a 48.52 percent rating.
She said that they have been doing interventions such as Project “Rescuer” and Project “Help.”
Gamboa said Project Rescuer aims to help non-readers and frustration level students through remedial reading classes.
“Project Help will now be our focus this year, which aims to enhance the English proficiency of our Grades 1 and 2 teachers,” she said, adding that starting this month, they will conduct training on the handling of remedial reading instruction.
The training, she said, will be held every Saturday, which will run for two months for every batch of 146 teachers.
Gamboa also cited the strong support of the local government officials in providing them the needed assistance towards providing quality education to children.
She also acknowledged the enthusiasm and initiatives of the different school districts in the entire province in reaching the goals of the division through a holistic approach.
She said that with the results-oriented quality of teachers in Capiz, there is no doubt that they will attain their goal to have a NAT rating of 85 percent by 2015.