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· Volume II Issue III

Written and oral assessments are some approaches which measure learners’ knowledge and understanding. As lessons are delivered, progression of assessments are given. Giving questions to answer does not only assess the learners but also of the teachers. It is a way for the teacher to assess if his lesson is understood, his pedagogy is effective and his voice and words are clear. Department Order No. 8, s. 2015 stated that “classroom assessment is an integral part of curriculum implementation. It allows the teachers to track and measure learners’ progress and to adjust instruction accordingly.”

In Grade 7 Bonifacio class, results of summative assessments for 2 quarters, from June to October were poor. An assessment on reading comprehension was made to know if the reason of getting low scores could be the learners’ poor reading comprehension skills and their study skill. Wright (2012) said that poor reading comprehension skill may cause poor assessment result same is true to poor study skill. Improving reading comprehension and study skills may improve assessment result. It was found out that many students of the said class are poor in reading comprehension and study skills. So this study invited the Senior High School specifically the Grade 12 students to assist the author of this project in her intervention of helping the Grade 7 learners to improve their reading comprehension and study skills by acting as tutors to Grade 7. Every Tuesday and Thursday, at 3 o’clock after the school regular classes, the tutor-tutee relationship took place. They studied their lessons through oral reading so that the Grade 7 would improve their reading skill. Such activity resulted the summative tests for third and final quarters increased. It can be concluded that if students could read and comprehend with good study habits, they would have a better assessment result which may lead to a passing grade.