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GIYA tests validity, major findings eyed
August 10, 2020| by: By Rodolf John T. Rodriguez

GIYA tests validity, major findings eyed

Guided, Integrated, and Yearning Activities or GIYA for Learners of Zamboanga Sibugay Division underwent a Simultaneous Pilot Testing to 50 learners in 16 districts on July 16 for content validity.

Based on the Manual of Style of GIYA, the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) are written into activity sheets and exemplars by teachers and shall be distributed to the learners for free for remote learning.

No less than the OIC-Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Jeanelyn A. Aleman,

CESO VI remarked that the GIYA for learners must have its reliability and effectiveness tested. 

Per Division Memorandum 208 regarding the Conduct of GIYA Pilot Testing, the said protocol would gain first-hand experience and insight in the distribution of the modules to the learners and document the pilot testing for improvement and policy recommendations. 

Public Schools District Supervisors and District-in-Charge randomly selected three learners as respondents with slow, average and fast levels respectively from 15 districts. On the other hand, five learners with 1 slow, 2 average and 2 fast levels were taken from Ipil District. 

The district offices managed the pilot testing with the support of school heads and teachers. 

Senior Education Program Specialist on Evaluation and Monitoring, Angelito Aballe designed the criteria and evaluation tool for the dry run. As reflected in the same memorandum, the indicators were from clarity of the print, directions, activities, and discussion. 

Meanwhile, SEPS Aballe consolidated the major findings for improvement such as the need for clearer instructions, more attractive illustrations, simpler questions for slow learners, and more comprehensive discussions. 

Positive feedback was also recorded such as printing was easy, parents were oriented clearly, and activities were performed with less assistance from parents. 

          OIC-Chief of the Curriculum Implementation Division Evelyn F. Importante was quick to announce through a Facebook group chat that such recommendations would be addressed immediately. 

Moreover, GIYA Distribution Dry Run is calendared on August 13-14 in order to obtain feedback from the teachers, parents, and learners on the actual use of GIYA while observing the necessary health protocols established by the Interagency Task Force. 

It can be remembered that Zamboanga Sibugay is the first division in the region to have crafted a self-learning material for learners in line with the MELC.