For many years now, educational institutions and other agencies have been engaged in reforms to improve instructional programs and students’
academic achievement. A need for quality and appropriate assessment that will identify what students should know or what students should be able
to do at a certain grade level in various subject areas is at the core of these reforms.
The Standards-Based Assessment (SBA) is a modern trend in education that will address the needs of schools for quality assessment.
An approach far different from traditional assessment, the SBA evaluates students’ performance based on the required standards for a specific grade level,
rather than comparing a student’s performance with other students. Moreover, the SBA specifies academic performance standards by defining different levels
Based on Department of Education’s curriculum and International Standards, the SBA focuses on accepted Standards for each level from Preschool to High School.
The SBA test measures student achievement and competencies in the core subject areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S SUKEN PASSERS!
A total of 208 out of 408 examinees (51%) are now Global Mathematics certified as they passed
this year’s Suken test held last March 2, 2013 (Please click for the list of Suken Passers)
Topnotchers in the SBA for Mathematics for SY 2011-2012 Awarded
Every year, APSA recognizes students who are able to get the highest mean scaled ability score in Math.
This year, a total of 57 students out of 92,279 (.06%) students who took the Standards- Based Assessment
(SBA) for Math last SY 2011-2012 obtained the highest mean scaled ability score in Math.
Five Leaders, One Vision
Five leaders share one vision- “to enable their schools to reach the apex of excellence
through effective leadership and supervision”.
APSA partners with DLSU
College of Educational Leadership and Management
The Asian Psychological Services and Assessment (APSA) has partnered with De La Salle
University (DLSU) College of Educational Leadership and Management thru APSA’s
educational program for principals, the Principals’ Institute.
Dr. Gagnon of UC Berkeley holds Workshop on Using Visual Models in Learning Math.
The Asian Psychological Services and Assessment (APSA) in partnership with the Catholic
Educational system of the Diocese of Iba (CESDI)headed by Fr. Daniel O. Presto and
Columban College President Msgr. Crisostomo Cacho organized a seminar-workshop on
Learning Mathematics Using Visual Models last May 29, 2012 at the Columban Hotel in
57 STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATH
Every year, APSA recognizes students who are able to get the highest mean scaled ability score in the Standards-Based Assessment for Math.
Last SY 2011-2012, a total of 57 students out of 92,279 (.06%) students who took APSA’s Standards- Based Assessment (SBA) obtained the highest mean scaled ability score in Math.
The awarding ceremony was held last February 27-28, 2013 at the CSB Hotel International Conference Center, Malate, Manila
as part of the culminating activity during the Annual Convention of the Math Circle of the Philippines.
APSA Chairman and CEO Dr. Leticia Asuzano awarded the gold medals to the students. The ceremony was also attended by the parents,
teachers, principals and other school representatives. (Click to view the list of awardees)
PRINCIPALS CIRCLE ANNUAL CONVENTION SET ON JUNE 27-28
In its commitment to address the current issues on Philippine education and update the school principals on the new trends in Leadership and Principalship,
the Principals’ Circle of the Philippines in partnership with the Asian Psychological Services and Assessment (APSA) will hold its Annual Convention on
June 27-28, 2013 at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila. This year, topics include Updates and Progress on the DepEd’s K+12 Program,
Quality Management System for Schools, Strengthening Teacher Competencies, Developing and Strengthening Leadership Potential and Skills,
Sustaining and Improving the Financial Viability of Schools, Addressing Legal and Ethical Issues in Schools, and Assessment and Evaluation
of Student Achievement, Faculty and School Programs.
For details, please call Nette, Teng, Meanne or Rolly at 5257277 0r 5271901. You may also email at firstname.lastname@example.org.