OIC Usec Cabral: PPST-based RPMS helps enhance teacher performance and teacher quality
Department of Education (DepEd) OIC Undersecretary for Human Resource and Organizational Development Wilfredo Cabral lauded the completion of the alignment of the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) as a big milestone toward enhancing teacher performance since the national adoption and implementation of the teacher standards more than four years ago.
On the first day of the national orientation on the PPST-based RPMS on 21 March 2022, Usec. Cabral said: “I’m glad to report that this SY 2021-2022, we have achieved a significant milestone—we have finally and successfully completed all the 37 PPST indicators in the RPMS with all the necessary means of verifications (MOVs) and performance indicators. This will aid our proficient and highly proficient teachers in the enhancement of their teaching practice.”
Usec. Cabral also shared that DepEd is “one step closer to our goal of enhancing the system and process for the career progression of teachers using the 37 indicators of the PPST.”
“Through the alignment of the RPMS with the PPST, we enhanced teacher performance and teacher quality. Therefore, the salient documentation and validation of high quality standards of teaching practice will be achieved through the PPST-based RPMS,” Usec. Cabral said.
The orientation, which ran from March 21-23, provided a platform for a comprehensive discussion on the DepEd Memorandum 4, s. 2022 or the Implementation of the RPMS-PPST for Teachers for School Year 2021-2022 issued on 9 February 2022. It was organized by the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD).
Usec. Cabral recalled how, for the past five years, DepEd has proven that “despite the challenges, roadblocks, and even a worldwide pandemic, we have managed to withstand the implementation birth pains of the PPST.” More importantly, he said, “we have continuously improved and enhanced the skills and performance of our teachers through the PPST-aligned RPMS.”
Through pre-recorded presentations, the national orientation was divided into three episodes. The first episode on March 21 focused on the overview of the PPST-based RPMS through the years, where Usec. Cabral gave a welcome statement. The second episode on March 22 presented an in-depth look into the 18 PPST indicators including a comprehensive discussion on the performance indicators and means of verification (MOVs) for Proficient and Highly Proficient Teachers and Teacher Broadcasters.
RCTQ Project Officer Mr. Mikkey Tuazon discussed the first part of Episode 2 focusing on Proficient and High Proficient Teachers. BHROD’s Ms. Cecille Anyayahan discussed the second part which focused on MOVs for teacher broadcasters.
The third episode on March 23 tackled support materials and frequently asked questions including available tools for teachers.
Joining the orientation were BHROD Director IV Atty. Anne Rachel Miguel, Director III Dr. Jennifer Lopez and Director III Nina Bianca Sanglay.
The performance indicators and MOVs for SY 2021-2022 are stipulated in DM 4, s. 2022 issued on 9 February 2022, and premised on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, shift to distance learning delivery modalities and development of learning resources for distance learning, and the need to upskill and retool teachers on the new learning delivery.
In February 2022, RCTQ assisted the DepEd National Capital Region (NCR) in conducting an orientation for its regional and division supervisors, school heads, master teachers and teachers on the implementation of the RPMS for School Year 2021-2022. Mr. Tuazon’s recorded presentation on the RPMS Tools for Regular Classroom Teachers can be watched below. Other presentations can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/RPMSPPST20212022
Since the PPST was issued in 2017, RCTQ has been providing technical assistance to DepEd, through the BHROD – Human Resource Development Division (BHROD- HRDD), in the development and validation of RPMS tools.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=3579NewsRPMS