benchmark with international standards:
assess your k+12 curriculum using apsa’s standards‑based assessment
The Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 stating that “the State shall create a functional basic education system that will develop productive and responsible citizens equipped with the essential
competencies, skills and values for both life-long learning and employment” strenghtens the Department of Education’s serious resolve to improve the quality of basic education in our country.
The Asian Psychological Services and Assessment, a leading organization in test development in the country is one with DepEd’s mission in giving students equal opportunity to receive quality
education that is at par with international standards and in providing students better career opportunities and preparation for college education in a globally competitive world.
In 2003, APSA introduced the latest approach in evaluating student achievement, the Standards-Based Assessment. APSA’s Standards-Based Assessment addresses the needs of schools for quality
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. Many schools have adopted to the
standards-based assessment and have shown that indeed, the standards-based approach has given them the opportunities to raise the quality of their education.
MATH CIRCLE 2014: Rising to the Challenge
The Math Circle of the Philippines will hold this year’s annual convention on Nov 12 – 13
at the Century Park Hotel, Manila. The convention will aim to equip mathematics teachers
with the needed tools for the challenging demands of the 21st century learners through
the different sessions to be led by the respectable Mathematics professors and practitioners.
More teachers become Global Mathematics certified
APSA is passionately continuing to fulfill its solid mission of delivering quality assessment and competence- development programs for its stakeholders.
APSA strongly encourages its members to take the Global Mathematics Certification for their teachers to be certified proficient in Mathematics.
Be a member of the Principals’ Guild:
Join the Principals’ Institute
As a commitment to education, APSA continues to deliver quality assessment and competence development programs for the academe with the launching of the Principals’ Institute in 2009.
In partnership with De La Salle University- College of Education, and California State University, the Principals’ Institute is a 2-year educational program consisting of 3 phases
designed to help principals or senior teachers who have the potential for leadership and higher responsibility enrich their leadership and management skills, improve instruction
through effective supervision, foster curriculum collaboration among faculty, and utilize time and resources effectively to maximize student achievement.
School Counselors Circle 2014:
Going Beyond Borders
With the ASEAN 2015 framework in the process of being implemented,
it becomes more apparent that the demand for competency and standards
in the practice of the school counseling profession will be more heightened.
To address these challenges, the School Counselors Circle (SCC),
in partnership with the Asian Psychological Services and Assessment (APSA)
will be holding its 14th Annual Convention on Dec 1-2, 2014 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila with the theme,
“Going Beyond Borders: Transformed School Counselors using Standards-Based Programs.”
This year’s convention is a follow-up from last year’s convention which focused
on priming school counselors for the changes connected with the implementation of
the DepEd K +12 program. It will also be an opportunity for school counselors to
attend the APECA Biennial convention which will be held in Singapore from Dec 4 – 6
and will actualize a chance to know more about the counseling practice beyond one’s own borders.