PPST-aligned RPMS: Simplified, structured tool toward effective teaching, continuous improvement
PASIG CITY, September 23, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd), through its Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD), in partnership with the Philippine National Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ), conducted a series of orientations and trainings on the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) Manual at the national, regional, and division levels from May 7 to August 10, 2018.
Various stakeholders, including teachers, school heads, education supervisors, district supervisors, human resource management officers and Assistant/Schools Division Superintendents participated in these activities.
The Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST)-aligned RPMS received positive feedback from the participants of the said activities.
Teacher Fe, Master Teacher 1 in Agusan del Sur and one of the participants, said, “The PPST is standardized and simplified to meet the basic needs of teachers for professional growth, and thus deliver his/her tasks efficiently and effectively.”
“Also, the alignment of the PPST-RPMS is user-friendly, and serves as a map on the path of the teachers to follow and meet the standards,” Teacher Fe added.
Teacher Grace, Master Teacher I in Tarlac, shared the importance of the said tool: “The PPST serves as a bible in the teaching profession that fully describes our teaching descriptions. And with the PPST-aligned RPMS, we now have one single language when talking about RPMS. It’s good that everything is structured and each teacher will be measured fairly and squarely.”
Teacher Rodolf, teacher in Zamboanga Sibugay, said, “The classroom observation and demonstrations using the new RPMS tools will be fun, exciting, and thrilling. When done religiously by teachers of respective career paths, these will become effective tools for assessment of teaching practice, professional interaction, and continuous improvement.”
“Banking on teacher quality is an overwhelming work, but on a positive and rewarding continuum. The rigor that is in PPST matches the need to strengthen teacher quality in the Philippines. In keeping with improving teacher quality is the need to upgrade assessment tools for teachers,” Teacher John Paul, Master Teacher I in Tarlac, said.
“PPST’s mission is to make teachers in their best versions. Besides teachers could actually make or break a child, so we should be careful as a teacher,” Teacher Jocelyn, Master Teacher II in San Jose City, concluded.