By Merlina Hernando-Malipot
The Department of Education (DepEd) has started the administration of the Test of English Proficiency for Teachers (TEPT) and Process Skills Test (PST) in Science and Mathematics for public school teachers in an effort to ensure that they are well prepared to adopt the new curriculum under the K to 12 program.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones, in DepEd Memorandum No. 163 series of 2017, announced the administration of the TEPT and PST in Science and Mathematics to all Grades 9 and 10 public school teachers by cluster starting October to December 2017 on Saturdays and/or Sundays.
DepEd – through the Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) – will provide the dates, venues, and clustering of regions. Aside from monitoring the conduct of the test administration, Briones said that the BEA staff “shall bring and retrieve the test materials intended for their assigned schools divisions.”
Briones said that in the TEPT-PST, Division Testing Coordinators (DTCs) will serve as Chief Examiner while the Education Program Supervisors and Secondary School Principals will be the Room Examiners.
Meanwhile, Briones reminded that “teachers who already took the recently-concluded TEPT for Grades 7 and 8 and are also teaching Grades 9 and 10 Science and Mathematics subjects need not take the forthcoming TEPT and PST.”
Earlier, DepEd said that result of the TEPT and PST may serve “as the basis for the kind of training and intervention the department will introduce to fully prepare the teachers for the new curriculum.”
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