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DepEd clarifies NAT 12 will push through: Exam dates to vary per division

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The National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 12 students has not been cancelled but the date of its administration will differ per school division, the Department of Education (DepEd) said.

The agency made the clarification amid reports that Grade 12 students no longer have to take the NAT 12.

DepEd Undersecretary Lorna Dino said in an April 5 advisory that Schools Division Superintendents will decide on the dates of the NAT administration “once the tests have been delivered to the respective division offices of sampled schools.”

In a March 26 press conference, Dino said the NAT for Grade 12 students will tentatively be conducted in randomly selected schools starting April 12.

The NAT is taken by students in Grades 6, 10 and 12 to determine their aptitude in English, Filipino, Math, Science and Araling Panlipunan.