RPMS-PPST for a new beginning
TEACHERS hold the torch of the Philippine education system that seeks to promote quality education for life-long learners. As a vital role played in the learning process, teachers should be well equip in the implementation of K-12 curriculum. Hence, they must reflect on what have been done for the pursuit of developing better strategies and skills. This self-assessment is essential for an effective and efficient instruction.
For a fresh start this 2018, the Department of Education (DepEd) embraces new mode of teachers’ evaluation through DepEd order no. 42, s. 2017 entitled National Adoption and Implementation of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST). Series of roll-outs in schools everywhere in the country had been called for the RPMS-PPST. This new tool seeks to reflect better results of improvement among teachers.
The PPST is composed of seven domains with 37 strands. These domains are as follows: Content Knowledge and Pedagogy, Learning Environment, Diversity of Learners, Curriculum and Planning, Assessment and Reporting, Community Linkages, and Personal Growth and Professional Development. The proper evaluation tool will also depend on the teachers’ professional career stages. Teachers shall be defined as Beginning , Proficient, Highly Proficient, and Distinguished Teachers.
The PPST shall be a basis for developing innovations and programs to properly address the teaching needs in implementing the K-12 program. The monitoring and evaluation shall be presented with necessary documents as support and evidence to assess the yearly performance of teachers and weigh in the application of the curriculum.
As the battle for a well-rounded Philippine educational system makes headway, the same is true for all teachers. After all, progress must be balance to ensure the rightful track of learning for the country’s learners.
The PPST will be the great mirror of our teachers, as well as of the DepEd, to sustain and upgrade the needs of its system. ( Paid article)