Assessment retrieves pieces of evidence of the student’s readiness in a specific grade level. At the beginning and at the end of the school year, students are given performance assessments of standards and skills through the Global Resources for Assessment Curriculum and Evaluation (GRACE) facilitated by the Phoenix Publishing House, Inc.
The resource speaker, Rev. Fr. Enrique “Eking” Balungan of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, assisted CHJ on how to interpret test results. He stressed that the framework must have the end-in-mind for the 21st century teaching-learning and readiness for life.
He added that during assessments, the evidence is the student’s performance in every area and grade level. Individual profile reports are needed for remediation and intervention. The data gathered from the pre-test provide direction for curriculum and instructional design.
Test results also give teachers an idea how far from or near to the standards the student is. It also gives not only teachers but students and parents as well a concrete picture of competency mastered or skill developed.
The talk was given last June 8, 2017 and is indeed timely in preparation for the opening of the new school year. Our gratitude to Phoenix Publishing House, Inc. and Mr. Roel Ronquillo.
Mr. Roque Mario “Boy” Cequiña
CHJ, Inc., Iloilo City, Philippines