The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Educational Assessment (BEA), formerly the National Educational Testing and Research Center, shall administer the Language Assessment for Primary Grades (LAPG) and the National Achievement Test for Grade Six (NAT G6) for School Year (SY) 2015-2016 nationwide as indicated in the enclosure of DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2015 entitled School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2015-2016 on the following dates: Date Grade/Year Level of Examinee: March 8, 2016 - LAPG for Grade 3 Pupils of Public Schools only (census) March 10, 2016 - NAT for Grade 6 Pupils of Public and Private Schools (census) The Language Assessment for Primary Grades (LAPG) shall be administered on the following objectives:
evaluate the effectiveness of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) instruction across 19 languages;
establish Mother Tongue language development across Philippine languages in the context of the MTB-MLE Program implementation;
compare the performance of Grade Three learners on English and Filipino essential skills; and
correlate language development across Early Grades Reading Assessment (EGRA), Early Grades Mathematics Assessment (EGMA) and language literacy assessment in the primary grades.
For more details about the National Achievement Test and the Language Assessment for Primary Grades for School Year 2015-2016, read the DepEd Memorandum No. 1 s. 2016