• Review of Large-Scale Assessments for Use in the Philippines [PDF]- The K-12 Basic Education Program led by DepEd aims to raise the Philippines’ elementary and secondary education standards. The National Achievement Test (NAT), produced by the National Educational Testing and Research Center (NETRC), currently provides nationwide information on students’ achievement at Grades 3, 6 and 10. This BEST-supported review, led by the Assessment Curriculum and Technology Research Centre (ACTRC), considered international large-scale assessments (ILSA), such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and others, for use in the Philippines.