|Date||Grade/Year Level of Examinee||Legal Basis|
|March 2, 2012||Grade 3 pupils of public and Madrasah schools and pilot schools of MTB-MLE||Pursuant to Every Child A Reader Program (ECARP) and DepEd Order No. 15, s. 2006 entitled "School Calendar for School Year 2006-2007"|
|March 8, 2012||Grade 4 pupils of public and private schools (census)||As per DepEd Order No., s. 2005 entitle "Student Assessments at the National and Division Levels of Basic Education|
|March 9, 2012||4th Year students of public and private schools (census)|
Only private elementary and secondary schools with permit to operate from this Department shall be included in the conduct of the test.
The results/ratings obtained from NAT for Grade VI and NAT for Fourth Year shall not be incorporated in the actual grades of the examinees. Each examinee shall be provided with a Certificate of Rating (COR) containing the actual rating per subject area.
The NETRC or its authorized forwarder/courier shall deliver the test materials at least two (2) weeks before the test administration except for the National Capital Region (NCR) Divisions which shall be delivered five (5) days before the test administration.
The same forwarder/ courier shall retrieve all the test materials one (1) week after test administration. Hence, all Division Testing Coordinators (DTCs) and Private School Supervisors (PSSs) are instructed to ensure that the test materials are ready for pick¬up/retrieval of the authorized forwarder/courier.