The Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS) Manual for Teachers and School Heads was developed through the Philippine National Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ) with support from the Australian Government through the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) Program.
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THE RPMS MANUAL
TEACHERS play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning process. Good teachers are vital to raising student achievement. Hence, enhancing teacher quality ranks foremost in the many educational reform efforts toward quality education.
To complement reform initiatives on teacher quality, the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) has been developed and nationally validated. This was signed into policy by Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Maria Leonor Briones through DepEd Order No. 42, s. 2017.
The PPST articulates what constitutes teacher quality through well-defined domains, strands and indicators that provide measures of professional learning, competent practice and effective engagement across teachers’ career stages. This document serves as a public statement of professional accountability that can help teachers reflect on and assess their own practices as they aspire for personal growth and professional development.
In 2015, the DepEd issued Order No. 2, s. 2015 — “Guidelines on the Establishment and Implementation of the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS) in the Department of Education” following Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 06, s. 2012 or the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) to ensure efficient, timely and quality performance among personnel.
The guidelines explain mechanisms, criteria and processes for performance target setting, monitoring, evaluation and development planning. Through the RPMS, the DepEd ensures that work efforts focus towards achieving its vision, mission, values and strategic priorities toward the delivery of quality educational services to Filipino learners.
The alignment of the RPMS with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers has led to the development of new results-based assessment tools; hence, this Manual on RPMS Tools for Teachers.
This Manual provides information and guidance to Teachers and School Heads in the performance assessment process. For Teachers, the Manual guides them through the basics in preparing and completing RPMS documents. It describes the appropriate tools to assess performance and explains the different assessment phases for teachers. It also introduces the concept of annotations to guide teachers through critical reflection of their practices for their continuous improvement.
For School Heads and other Raters, this Manual contains all the information needed to assess teacher performance. It provides a detailed reference to help in the understanding of the tools and the different phases of assessment within the various cycles of RPMS, ensuring that mechanisms are in place to support teacher performance.