PEPT Test Reviewer for Elementary


Feb 03

If you’ve read my other PEPT post,  you might have noticed that it is geared for High School. Today, I am sharing our son’s experience with taking the Elementary PEPT test last January.

The PEPT test was scheduled at 8am and we arrived there on the dot. We were instructed to go to the Deped in Ortigas. The Deped Testing room was still closed and for a moment I was a bit confused if we were in the right place.

Anyway, the staff arrived at 8 and the test was started at around 9.

I left my son to finish his exam on his own. He was taking the exam along with the little kids taking Grade 1 tests. He said that the proctor is reading the questions for the kids and it was a bit funny because the kids kept saying the answers out loud.

Since the son took Grade 1-8, he said that the exam is gradual in terms of its “hard”ness and difficulty. In Math for example, Grade 1  would start on 1+1 and Grade 2 would have 5 + 12, and so on.

Here are the common questions I am always being asked regarding the PEPT exam for elementary.

  1. Is it hard? Anakin was extremely nervous months before the exam. In fact he delayed taking it for a year thinking that he was not ready. While he would not say that the exam was easy, he did say that the exam really is based on the exam takers stock knowledge and understanding of the subject. You dont need to memorize any dates on History for example.
  2. Do I need to enroll my kid in a review center? I did enroll him in a review center. On hindsight, I would say that it really is not needed. You can review using online materials at the DepEd Learning Portal or Khan Academy.
  3. Can I skip reviewing then? Well not really. While the exam was easy for Anakin, I heard some feedback that there were kids who had a hard time. I think this mostly had to do with outlook and belief. If you set a schedule for reviewing, making sure that you cover the basics, this will lessen the pressure on the students and they will perform better. I wanted to add that reviewing with someone added tons of confidence for Anakin before taking the exam.

If you need more information on the requirements and schedule for PEPT, please check my other post for PEPT here: PEPT Test Schedule and PEPT Reviewer for High School. 

Here is the guideline for reviewing for elementary provided by Deped. ELEMENTARY PEPT Reviewer

Just click the link then save the PDF file on your computer. It is arranged per subject so #1 is for Grade 1, etc. Leave a message if you have questions!

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Thank you for this post. You may have just saved us a trip to DepEd. By any chance, would you know if it is okay for the kids to take this exam yearly? I’m planning to start homeschooling my son and we were thinking of making him take the exam once a year to avoid stress and anxiety.

    April Pagaling

    Since PEPT is designed to put back children to school, they actually frown a bit if you get your child to take the exam yearly. I have not found anything to say that we as homeschoolers are not eligible for it and its a bit of a gray area still. If you want to talk about it with them you can ask >>>631 25 89 / 631 2571. I tend to be on the skittish side and avoid the discussion. 😛


Hi I just want to ask, I have a 4yr old and since depEd requires Kindergarden by 5yr old, does my child need to take a PEPT exam for that?
I am in between enrolling to a homeschool provider or going independent for her kindergarten.
Thank you so much for your inputs! Very informative blog post 🙂 more power!

    April Pagaling

    Hi! Im sorry, Im confused. So you want your 4 year old to enroll in Kindergarten? PEPT is not used to accelerate, rather, to put the children with the same age group when they come back to school after a long absence. Congratulations on thinking about homeschooling. Its a pretty big decision and one thats very satisfying when you see your child bloom.

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