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DepEd eyes learning recovery program for 'academic loss' during pandemic

The Department of Education said Saturday that it will pursue a learning recovery program amid the lack of in-person classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interviewed on Dobol B TV, DepED Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said a learning recovery program is necessary to recover “learning loss” from the challenging situation cause by the health crisis.

However, Malaluan said that while there are learning losses, there were gains occasioned by the crisis, including the realization that parents and guardians have vital roles in their children’s learning.

“Meron din tayo na skill na independent learning ay nahahasa sa mga estudyante natin,” he said.

(Also, the independent learning skill was enhanced among our students.)

“Pero hindi lahat nakaka agapay diyan kaya kailangan ng learning recovery at hindi ‘yan necessarily biglaan,” he added.

(But not at all were able to adapt thus the need for learning recovery and that should not be necessarily sudden.)

The Education official said learning recovery is part of the DepEd’s programs ub the post-pandemic period.

“That will require a school-by-school assessment kung ano mga naiwan (of what are the backlogs),” Malaluan said.

He said that learning recovery should not be a “one size fits all” program since each school has their own distinct challenges.

“You have to have a directed learning recovery program that will be different case-by-case,” he noted.

Malaluan said the DepEd will employ assessment tools to determine the learning backlogs that need to be recovered such as conducting written and verbal tests among schools’ students.

“Based on that makikita kung ano ‘yung level ng estudyante ng competency niya at makikita kung sino ang kailangan ng intervention,” he said.

(Based on that we will be able to determine a student’s level of competency as well as determine who will be needing intervention.) —LBG, GMA News