Learning Physics As One Nation (LPON)
Ms. Carolina C. Porio (FAPE)
Project Leaders/Home Institution
To all LPON Pilot Schools,
This is just to inform everyone that FAPE has changed the venue for the LPON Evaluation Workshop scheduled on May 2, 2009. The new venue is Fortuna Hotel in Cebu City. Thank you for your continued cooperation.Suggested showing of DVD lectures
Updated 04 March 2009
- The coverage for the Third Quarter of some pilot schools start with p.70+ of the PEP and end with pp.90+ up to 114. A few schools reach up to p.127 for the Third Quarter. The evaluation exam we prepared thus covers pp.70-127.
- The teacher should advise the students on the items which should be answered. Only the questions on topics covered in the class need to be answered. Just like in the previous exams, the items are arranged according to their order in the PEP Portfolio. It is, therefore, easy to see which questions are on topics not covered in class during the Third Quarter. However, the teacher may also ask motivated students to answer all 60 questions as this would enhance their recall and mastery of various topics.
- The scheduling of the third periodical test varies widely, from the second week of December 2008 to the third week of January 2009.
- The Third Quarter Test has 60 Multiple Choice Type questions that may be answered in 1 to 1.5 hours. This means that students asked to answer all 60 items should be given 1 to 1.5 hours (or 60-90 minutes) for the exam.
- Just like in the previous quarterly evaluation, some questions need more analysis and calculations. It is up to the teacher to decide if students should submit calculations and diagrams for items involving problem solving so they can then get partial credit for correct analysis even when they get a wrong final answer.
(View/Download Circular No. 6 Here)
Circular No. 6 also contains:
- Suggestions for More Coverage
- Suggested showing of DVD lectures
Updated 10 January 2009
To all Pilot Schools of the LPON:
Here is the suggested time for showing parts of the DVD volume 11 (page numbers refer to the Physics Essentials Portfolio):
Show After p. 103: Tail-to-Tip Method and the Component Method
Show After p. 105: Projectile Motion: Components of a Velocity Vector
Show After p. 110: Two-Dimensional Kinematics
Show After p. 111: Exercise: Vertical Component
Show After p. 111: Exercise: the Horizontal Component
Show After p. 113: Adding Vectors: the Component Method
Show After p. 114: Component Method: an Example.
With best regards.
M. Victoria Carpio-Bernido
Updated 13 November 2008
Thank you very much for you cooperation!
- The page in the PEP Portfolio of the last Activity accomplished by your classes for the Second Quarter.
- The actual time when the test started and when it ended.
- The number of students who took the test.
- The total number of test items the students have been required to answer (based on Activities accomplished during the Second Quarter).
- The Raw Scores of the students.
- Optional but would be much appreciated: the total number of students who answered correctly for each test item. (If you have separate Answer Sheets, you may send these to us so this can be done for you.)
Updated 29 October 2008
(Taken from LPON Circular No. 5)
School No. of
Last PEP Page
of Items Answered
A 93 41 50 44 15 B 121 45 55 42 10 C 314 54 65 56 13 D 84 52 65 60 19 CVIF* 109 54 65 61 19
* The Physics teacher we trained for several years moved to a different province in May 2008. The Physics facilitator this school year is our Chemistry teacher who is handling the Physics class for the first time. She is also using the PEP and DVDs of the LPON project.
Updated 29 October 2008
Taken from LPON Circular No. 5
(View/Download Circular No. 5 Here)
- Activities accomplished by the pilot schools within the target dates for the Periodical Test range from page 38 to page 90 of the PEP Portfolio. The scheduling of the second periodical test also varies widely, from October 7-27, 2008.
- The Second Quarter Test has 60 Multiple Choice Type questions that may be answered in 1 to 1.5 hours. This means that students asked to answer all 60 items should be given 1.5 hours for the exam. The items are arranged according to their order in the PEP Portfolio. Questions on topics not covered in class may not be answered. The physics teacher may simply adjust the rating scale.
- Some questions need considerably more analysis and calculations. Students may be asked to submit calculations and diagrams for items involving problem solving so they can then get partial credit for correct analysis even when they get a wrong final answer.
- We are sending the Answer Key together with the Second Quarter Evaluation since quite a few of the teachers have requested this. (Only available in the E-Groups)
- We thank those who sent their First Quarter Reports promptly:
o  St. Thomas Academy, Santo Tomas, Batangas
o  Columban College, Inc., Olongapo City, Zambales
o  St. John Berchmans High School, Cordon, Isabela
o  School of St. Joseph the Worker, Echague, Isabela
o  Greenfield Montessori School, Tanay, Rizal
o  BHC Educational Institution, Inc., San Fernando City
o  Saint Catherines School, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
o  Holy Spirit Academy of Bangued, Bangued, Abra
o  Dr. Yangas Colleges, Inc., Bocaue, Bulacan
o  St. Michaels College, Iligan City
o  Holy Child Academy, Pagadian City
Updated 29 October 2008
(View/Download the full list of questions and answers here)
- Question: We finished only up to page ___. Up to what number should the students answer in the First Quarter Test? Will we give the later items in the Second Quarter Test?
Answer: As we mentioned in LPON Circular No. 3 which was sent together with the Test, the students may answer only the questions on PEP Activities already done in class. It is up to the physics teacher to distribute points for grading purposes. What we need in the report to be sent to us is only the tabulation and raw score of right and wrong answers. (The report is described in the LPON Circular No.3.)
The Second Quarter Test will be prepared in a manner similar to the First Quarter Test. That is, those with lesser coverage can have the option to answer a lesser number of questions. It will have kinematics questions in the first part to allow for the schools which did not cover this topic in the first quarter. However, we shall prepare new and different questions. We will not use the ones already given. Therefore, please feel free to use the First Quarter kinematics questions as exercises.
- Question: What Grading System should we use? Can we do transmutation of scores?
Answer: The Grading System depends on the school administration and policies, but always in accordance with DepEd guidelines. Our school, the CVIF, follows the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) Zero-base Grading System with a passing mark of 75%. However, the lowest grade that may appear on the Report Card is 65%, while the highest is 100%. In this zero-base system, there is no transmutation. Getting 20 points out of a 100-point test is equivalent to a grade of 20% in the test. Of course, tests are only one component of a multi-component mark for performance evaluation. Other components are projects, participation, quizzes, lab reports, and the Student Portfolio.
Updated 29 October 2008
Taken from LPON Circular No. 4
(View/Download Circular No. 4)
- First Quarter Reports are due. We thank the teachers who have sent their First Quarter Report promptly.
- Both the principal and the physics teacher should read all LPON circulars to facilitate coordination and implementation of the project. (So far, we have released LPON Circular Nos. 1-4)
- We appreciate the effort of some principals and teachers who acknowledge by text or email their having received materials we send. We are noting dates of delivery and receipt for future reference.
- Please join the LPON Yahoo e-group (click here). We upload supplementary materials here which cannot be sent individually to the schools. For example, we uploaded a supplementary article on Light and Waves on August 21, 2008 to help in the preparation for the NCAE. Messages, concerns, questions and answers can also be shared here.
If you have not received the invitation to the e-group by e-mail, please call or text us. For principals without an e-mail account, we strongly encourage you or your physics teacher to have one as soon as possible.
- Some topics discussed in the DVD lectures may be only for advanced classes (with more mathematically mature students) this school year. These are marked by asterisks in the schedule on page 4 of Circular No. 4. However, we highly recommend that physics teachers try to master these topics. In any case, all lectures follow the LPON-PEP philosophy of step-by-step exposition to aid all types of learners. Even if the topics seem advanced (and some derivations are long), all the needed mathematics and physics concepts should have been learned by then. What would determine effective learning would only be focus and attentiveness on the part of the student.
Updated 29 October, 2008