RCTQ research team with DepEd teachers, division supervisors, and the BHROD staff during the initial discussion on the development of tools and support materials for the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS) Year 3.

Preliminary activities have taken place to kickstart RCTQ’s partnerships with the Department of Education (DepEd) for developing tools and support materials for the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS) Year 3, and for developing a program for assessing teacher’s performance for promotion.

A small group of teachers, master teachers, and division supervisors from six schools divisions was invited as RCTQ helped the DepEd Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development-Human Resource Development Division (BHROD-HRDD) in facilitating an initial discussion on the remaining Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) indicators for RPMS SY 2021-2022 at the two-day activity on 5-6 March 2020 at the RCTQ office.

Participants from the schools divisions of Malabon City, Manila, Marikina City, Quezon City, Las Piñas City, and Pampanga, who agreed to be part of the national technical working group (NTWG) of RPMS for teachers, drafted the RPMS tools for proficient and highly proficient teachers and planned for materials to support teachers’ understanding of PPST indicators through the RPMS. Valid issues were discussed as the list of means of verification (MOV) and performance indicators (PI) were identified by the participants.

BHROD-HRDD officers Ms. Cecille Anyayahan and Ms. Ruby Chanda J. Crisostomo  oriented the participants on career progression/promotion of teachers as this will be considered in the development of RPMS tools and support materials for year 3 including decisions to be made for PPST-based RPMS implementation in the succeeding years.

At the conclusion of the planning activity, Mr. Angelo Uy of BHROD-HRDD presented ways forward and the tentative schedule of development (with a large group), validation, and finalization workshops.

Assessors program

On 6 March 2020, a preliminary meeting was held between RCTQ and the BHROD to discuss the assessors program that would help DepEd in the assessment of teachers’ performance to support their eligibility for promotion.

RCTQ, represented by Deputy Director Dr. Jennie Jocson and Project Officer Ms. Ma. Izella Lampos, met with BHROD staff at the RCTQ office to refine the details of the program.

“It was good to know DepEd’s proposed system for promotions and their ways forward. They were able to share their priorities and what the field urgently needs, thereby giving our research team some guidance on how to also move forward,” said Dr. Jocson.

DepEd was represented by Ms. Cecille A. Anyayahan, Project Development Officer IV, and Ms. Ruby Chanda J. Crisostomo, Project Development Officer III.