Philippine Normal University & Rex Group of Companies, Inc.,Philippines
The quality of the educational system cannot outperform the quality of its teachers and education leaders. Hence, for an educational reform to work like the K to 12 Program in the Philippines, support should be given to teachers and school leaders for their professional development. A support that has been provided to them is a blended training program on their priority need for professional development on educational assessment conducted by a state university recognized as the National Center for Teacher Education (NCTE) in the Philippines. This training has been offered to teachers and school leaders for free for those sponsored by Rex Institute for Student Excellence (RISE), a private assessment company under Rex Group of Companies, Inc.. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), which promotes lifelong learning, has awarded the training corresponding credit points as it is necessary for the renewal of the participants’ teaching license. Through a quantitative-qualitative evaluation that the effectiveness of the input, process and outcome of a 3-day blended training program has been conducted. A total of 100 participants (72 school leaders and 28 teachers) responded to a mixed forced-choice and open-ended questionnaire given in a Google Form. The results revealed a very satisfactory evaluation on the input, process and outcomes of the program. The results could inform improvements in the conduct and design of a training program delivered online and serve as a model for a Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD) that reaches out to more teachers and educators in the country and beyond through a partnership support coming from a university and its partner industry.
Continuing Professional Development Program, blended training, educational assessment