Professional learning online community of teachers and for teachers.

Guidelines on the Conduct of the 2017 Principals’ Test

0

I. TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP COMPOSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. National Technical Working Group (NTWG)

The Director of the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) shall head the Principals’ Test National Technical Working Group as the Project Director in partnership with the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP). The Human Resource and Development Division (HRDD) of the BHROD is the focal office assigned to manage and facilitate the Principals’ Test activities.

Read:

Roles and Responsibilities

a. Project Director

– Ensures that the systems and processes for the test administration are in place; and
– Oversees all the activities related to the administration of the Principals’ Test.

b. Focal Office

– Ensures that all the test administration activities are done according to the standards and schedule;
– Leads the preparation of the test;
– Facilitates the printing, reproduction, and shipping of the test materials and issuance of results; and
– Organizes and manages the orientation for the Central, Regional, and Schools Division Offices personnel who are involved in the Principals’ Test and the post-evaluation activity.

B. Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG)

Each region shall constitute a Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG). The Regional Director shall assign the Chief of the Regional Quality Assurance Division (RO-QAD) as the Regional Project Director who will serve as the head of the Principals’ Test RTWG. The RTWG shall be composed of the Regional Testing Coordinator/s and representatives from the Human Resource Development Division, Personnel Section, Cash Section, and Information Technology Unit of the Regional Office.

Roles and Responsibilities

a. Regional Project Director

– Ensures that the integrity of the test is protected;
– Provides overall direction and supervision before, during, and after the administration of the test in the region, in accordance with Central Office policies and guidelines, such as, but not limited to, coordination with the NTWG, validation of applications, preparation and actual administration of the test, preparation of budget proposal, as well as selection of testing venues, supervising/room examiners, and proctors.

b. Regional Testing Coordinator (per testing venue)

– Ensures that the integrity of the test is protected;
– Ensures the orderly and systematic conduct of the Principals’ Test in his/her respective testing venue;
– Coordinates with Barangay/Police Officials for the provision of security personnel throughout the conduct of the test;
– Ensures complete attendance and conducts orientation of all personnel involved in the conduct of the test;
– Recommends to the Regional Director the testing venue and ensures that the testing venue specifications/requirements detailed in Section V.A. of this Enclosure are met by conducting ocular inspection;
– Ensures that the list of test takers per testing room is prepared and posted on the wall/door of the testing room one day before the test;
– Ensures that the signages and locator charts are posted in proper areas for the guidance of the test takers;
– Assists the assigned Central Office Representatives in claiming the test booklets, distribution and retrieval of test materials in the Regional Testing Venue, delivery/shipping of the test materials to DepEd Central Office, and other activities; and
– Submits test administration reports to the Central Office Representatives.

c. Human Resource Division Representative/s

– Assists the Regional Testing Coordinator in the various related activities, such as, but not limited to, preparation of the masterlist of test takers for help desk file, posting at the testing rooms, seat plan, etc.; and
– Assists in the conduct of orientation for the room examiners and other personnel involved in the administration of the test.

d. Personnel Section Representative/s

– Validates documents initially evaluated by the Schools Division Offices through the Online Application System; and
– Checks completeness and compiles the submitted lower portion of the certification (Regional Office copy) by SDOs.

e. Regional Information Technology Officer

– Creates an administrative account for the RO Validator; and
– Provides technical assistance in the operation of the Online Application System.

f. Regional Office Cashier

– Issues Individual Official Reciepts of Qualified Applicants based on the masterlist of examinees who paid the examination fee submitted by the SDO Cashier; and
– Prepares masterlist of the Individual Official Receipts indicating the Official Receipt No.

C. Schools Division Technical Working Group (SDTWG)

Each schools division shall constitute a Schools Division Technical Working Group (SDTWG). The Schools Division Superintendent shall assign the Chief of the School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) to head the Principals’ Test SDTWG as the Schools Division Principals’ Test Coordinator. The SDTWG shall be composed of the Schools Division Administrative Officer and representatives from the Personnel Unit, Cash Unit, and Information Technology Services of the Schools Division Office.

Roles and Responsibilities

a. Schools Division Principals’ Test Coordinator

– Provides overall direction and supervision to ensure orderly and systematic application and evaluation/validation process in their Schools Division Offices in accordance with Central Office policies and guidelines.

b. Schools Division Office Administrative Officer

– Ensures that the Schools Division Personnel Officer/Representative evaluated thoroughly the documents submitted by the qualified examinees;
– Validates the evaluated application by signing the Certification of the qualified examinee in the box provided for the Evaluator/Validator; and
– Secures the signature of the Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) as the approving authority of the Certification.

c. Schools Division Office Personnel Officer/Representative

– Evaluates the documents submitted through the Principals’ Test Online Application System;
– Initials under the name of the Schools Division Administrative Officer in the box provided for the Evaluator/Validator; and
– Submits the lower portion of the Certification (Regional Office copy) to the RO-QAD.

d. Schools Division Office Cashier

– Collects payment from the applicants;
– Indicates payment status in the box provided in the Certification;
– Prepares masterlist of examinees who paid the examination fee; and
– Remits the collected examination fees to the RO Cashier.

e. Schools Division Information Technology Officer

– Creates administrative account for the SDO Evaluator; and
– Provides technical assistance in the operation of the Online Application System.

D. Principals’ Test Orientation and Administration Personnel

The Regional Testing Coordinator shall manage the operations during the Orientation for Principals’ Test Administration Personnel and the actual conduct of the Test. The Central Office Representative/s assigned to the Regional Testing Venue shall monitor the operations and lead the distribution and retrieval of test materials. The Principals’ Test Administration Personnel shall include the Supervising and Room Examiners, Roving Proctors, Medical Staff, Janitors, Security Guards, and Help Desk Personnel.

Roles and Responsibilities

a. Central Office Representative/s

– Prepares materials for the orientation and actual administration of the test;
– Picks up the test booklets and answer sheets from the assigned pick up points;
– Monitors the conduct of the test in the assigned Regional Testing Venue to safeguard the integrity of the test and orderly test administration in accordance with Central Office policies and guidelines;
– Ensures synchronization of time to ensure that every test taker will start and end at the same time;
– Leads in the distribution and retrieval of test materials in the Regional Testing Venue and delivery/shipping of the test materials to DepEd Central Office;
– Provides technical assistance to the Regional Testing Coordinators; and
– Prepares and submits required test administration monitoring reports to the Project Director.

b. Supervising Examiner (1 for every 5 testing rooms)

– Protects the integrity of the test;
– Ensures the orderly and systematic conduct of the test in his/her assigned testing area;
– Reports to the Regional Testing Coordinator any issues and concerns as well as actions taken regarding the conduct of the test;
– Prepares and submits required test administration monitoring report to the Regional Testing Coordinator;
– Assists in posting the list of test takers on the wall/door of each of the testing rooms one day before the test; and
– Assists the examinees in looking for their assigned testing room.

c. Roving Proctor (3 for every Regional Testing Venue)

– Protects the integrity of the test;

– Closely monitors his/her assigned testing rooms and immediately reports any irregularities and/or administrative concerns to the Regional Testing Coordinator;
– Assists the supervising examiners in ensuring a well-organized and systematic conduct of the test;
– Provides assistance to the Room Examiners whenever necessary;
– Assists in posting signages and locator charts in proper areas for the guidance of the test takers; and
– Ensures that the companion/s of the test takers remain in the waiting area, away from the vicinity of the testing rooms.

d. Room Examiner

– Protects the integrity of the test;
– Reports any observations that might affect the integrity of the test as well as any action taken where necessary;
– Manages the conduct of the test in his/her assigned room;
– Strictly follows the procedure in the conduct of the test;
– Attends the orientation;
– Collects and returns test booklets and answer sheets according to the guidelines and ensure their completeness; and
– Submits accomplished accountability and monitoring and evaluation reports to the Regional Testing Coordinator.

e. Medical Staff

– Provides medical assistance when necessary; and
– Ensures that Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs are available for emergency cases.

f. Janitors

– Keeps the vicinity clean and conducive to the activity;
– Ensures that the testing rooms are clean and well-lit with proper ventilation;
– Arranges the chairs of each testing room in accordance to the layout of the seat plan; and
– Keeps the restroom clean and ensures availability of tissue and soap.

g. Security Guard

– Takes charge of the safety and security of the testing venue;
– Roves around to ensure peace and orderliness of the surroundings; and
– Assists the companion/s of the test takers to the waiting area.

h. Financial Staff (1 cash, 1 accounting)

– Protects the integrity of the test;
– Ensures that payments for concerned personnel are given right after the retrieval of test materials and accomplished forms and in accordance with accounting and auditing rules; and
– Keeps all financial documents related to the operations of the test.

i. Help Desk Personnel

– Protects the integrity of the test; and
– Takes charge of the Help Desk (located strategically near the entrance of the testing venue) to respond to concerns regarding Official Receipts, masterlist of all test takers and room numbers, medical and legal concerns, etc.

II. DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS

The applicant is required to prepare the soft copy of the following documents before the start of the registration:

1. Performance rating of Very Satisfactory (VS) for the last 2 rating periods certified by the SDO; and

2. Signed Service Record.

If Applicable,

3. Designation as Teacher-In-Charge signed by the Superintendent; and

4. Certification of managerial and administrative experience from DepEd-recognized private institution or CHED-recognized higher education institution.

These documents will be submitted online in order to complete the application process. All documents should be scanned and saved in PDF format with file size not exceeding three (3) MB per file.

III. APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1 Online Registration

1. To access the Principals’ Test Online Application System (PTOAS), applicants shall go to:

http: //www.principalstestapplication.deped.gov.ph.

2. Applicants can create an account by following the steps specified in the “Users Guide: Account Registration” (Annex 1). A VALID and ACTIVE e-mail address must be used in the online registration.

3. After a successful registration, an Examinee Number will be generated and notifications will be sent to the applicant’s registered e-mail address. The Examinee Number shall serve as his/her reference number throughout the conduct of the Principals’ Test and shall be the basis in the issuance of results.

4. Applicants will receive notifications on the status of their application through their registered e-mail account or by logging on to their respective PTOAS Account. To avoid duplication and non-validity of application, an applicant must register only once.

Step 2 Online Application

1. Applicants shall log in using the registered e-mail address and password.

2. Applicants shall fill out the online application form by providing all the necessary information. You may refer to “Users Guide: Application Form” (Annex 2) for the detailed steps in filling out the online application form.

3. Attach soft copies of required documents. Applicants who are found to have falsified their qualifications and/or documents shall be subjected to investigation and may be charged with grave dishonesty as mandated by Civil Service Commission (CSC) rules and regulations.

Step 3 Evaluation of Documents

1. Through the PTOAS, documents submitted will be evaluated and validated by the Schools Division Office. Once evaluated, qualified applications will be revalidated by the Regional Office.

2. Once the application is approved for payment, the applicant will receive a notification to proceed to the Schools Division Office to submit the following:

a. A hard copy of all the submitted scanned documents;

b. Two (2) passport-size (4.5cm x 3.5cm) ID pictures taken within the last six (6) months with signature over printed complete name; and

c. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00).

Step 4 Issuance of Certification and Payment

1. Qualified applicants shall proceed to the Schools Division Office Personnel Unit and submit the pictures and copies of the scanned documents to the personnel in charge of the release of the signed Certification for verification.

2. Once the documents have been verified and the submitted pictures are attached to the certification (picture on the upper and lower part of the certification should be the same), the personnel in charge shall issue the system-generated Certification (duly signed by the Schools Division Administrative Officer and the Schools Division Superintendent) to the qualified applicant.

3. Qualified applicants shall proceed to the Schools Division Office Cashier to pay the examination fee. As proof of payment, the cashier will indicate the payment status in the box provided in the Certification.

4. The qualified applicants shall return to the Schools Division Office Personnel Unit for confirmation of payment. The personnel in charge will get the lower portion of the Certificate (Regional Office copy), with attached picture and duly signed by the test taker as to the completeness and authenticity of their submitted documents.

5. Once payment has been confirmed, the applicant will be tagged as paid in the PTOAS and will be notified of the receipt of their payment.

The Certification shall serve as the test taker’s test permit and should be presented on the day of the exam together with their valid ID (UMID, SSS, GSIS, Philhealth, Voter’s ID, PRC License, or Driver’s License). The assigned Room Examiner will distribute the Individual Official Receipts to the test takers.

6. The Regional Office shall release a masterlist of qualified test takers through a memorandum. If the test takers’ name is not included, applicants may contact their respective Schools Division or Regional Offices.

IV. PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS

A. Schools Division Office Review (SDO Review)

1. The Schools Division Office Personnel Officer/Representative will receive, evaluate, and validate the application through the PTOAS.

2. Documents will be evaluated by checking the following:

a. Correctness and authenticity of information (cross-checked with the records of the applicant in the SDO);

b. Qualification of the applicant; and

c. Applicant’s pending cases, if any.

3. After a thorough review, the evaluator will forward the documents to the Regional Office for the RO Review.

B. Regional Office Review (RO Review)

4. The Personnel Section Representative will receive and revalidate the application through the PTOAS.

5. Documents will be validated by:

a. Checking the qualification of the applicant based on the qualification requirements; and

b. Verifying from the RO Legal Officer if the applicant has no pending case.

6. After thorough review, the validator will approve the application and will forward it to the Schools Division Office for payment.

C. Approved for Payment

7. Once the application has been approved for payment, the SDO personnel in charge will print the system-generated Certification.

8. The Schools Division Personnel Officer/Representative who evaluated the documents shall put his/her initials under the name of the Schools Division Administrative Officer in the box provided for the Evaluator/Validator in the Certification.

9. The Certification will be forwarded to the SDO Administrative Officer for signature and the Schools Division Superintendent for approval.

10. The approved Certification will be returned to the Schools Division Personnel Unit and shall be given to qualified applicants.

V. OPERATIONS

A. Identification of Regional Testing Venue (RTV):

The Regional Testing Venue to be identified by the RTWG for the 2017

Principals’ Test must:

1. Be conducive to test taking and free from unnecessary noise;

2. Be provided with Barangay/Police Officials for added security;

3. Be accessible via public transportation to majority of the test takers;

4. Be near to affordable accommodation;

5. Have provisions for examinees with special needs;

6. Have adequate space for parking;

7. Have a provision for a waiting area for non-examinees or companions to prevent them from entering the premises near the testing area;

8. Have clean restrooms with available water;

9. Have a sufficient number of testing rooms for the number of examinees with the following conditions:

a. Clean, adequately lighted and ventilated;

b. With chairs that are suitable for adults; and

c. Can accommodate 24 chairs following the arrangement of the attached seat plan (Annex 3).

B. Identification of Examiners and Proctors

The Supervising Examiners, Roving Proctors, and Room Examiners should meet the following qualifications:

1. An incumbent Principal, Senior Education Program Specialist, Education Program Supervisor, Public Schools Division Supervisor, or Chief;

2. Not retiring in the next two (2) years;

3. Not related to any of the test takers in the assigned room up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity and should sign a disclosure statement for this purpose;

4. Not eligible to take the Principals’ Test;

5. Has proven competence and integrity; and

6. Recommended by their immediate superior.

C. Seating Arrangement

1. There must be 24 chairs in every testing room.

2. Applicants in the same testing room must come from different divisions and shall be arranged alphabetically.

3. Applicants with the same surname must be in different testing rooms.

4. Submitted passport size ID pictures shall be pasted in the seat plan template (shall be sent via e-mail to the RO-QAD Chief and RTC).

D. Utilization of the Examination Fee

For the guidance of the RO cashiers, the examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P 500.00) shall be utilized as follows:

1. Ten Pesos (P10) is for the Legal Research Fund as stipulated in DepEd Order No. 14, s. 2015. The remittance to the Bureau of Treasury is stipulated in the said order.

2. Four Hundred Ninety Pesos (P 490.00) shall cover various expenses relative to the preparations and administration of the 2017 Principals’ Test such as:

a. Operation Expenses:

– Electricity and Testing Venue rental
– Communication (allowance, signages, tarpaulins, etc.)
– Supplies, materials, meals and other incidental expenses during the orientation and actual conduct of the exam
– Expenses for the improvement of accommodation of testing venue

b. Travel and Accommodation Expenses

– Regional Testing Coordinators’ attendance to the National Orientation
– Central Office Representatives’ travel to the Testing Venue and back to DepEd Central Office
– Accommodation arrangements of Organizers and Central Office Representatives

c. Delivery/Shipment of Test Booklets going to DepEd Central Office

d. Honoraria of all personnel involved in the orientation and conduct of the 2017 Principals’ Test

E. Payment of Honorarium

In order to ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the 2017 Principals’ Test, participation of Central, Regional, and Schools Division Office personnel is necessary. The orientation and administration of the test will be done on nonworking days and these personnel will render services beyond their regular duties and responsibilities. In this regard, granting of honoraria to these personnel is authorized.

The computation of the honorarium for the 2017 Principals’ Test will be based on the DBM Circular No. 2007-2 dated October 1, 2007 re: Guidelines on the Grant of Honoraria Due to Assignment in Government Special Projects.

Expenses allocated for the honorarium will be drawn out from examination fees. No funds collected from the Central, Regional, and Schools Division Offices will be expended for this purpose.

Personnel who are involved during the preparation, online application and evaluation of documents shall be entitled to overtime allowance as per accounting rules and regulations.

To ensure the systematic preparation of the detailed budget proposal and financial report to be submitted by the RTWG, a sample template of the budget review and preparation is attached as Annex 3.

VI. Other Information Pertinent to the 2017 Principals’ Test

1. For orderly and efficient test administration, examinees are reminded of the following:

a. Be in their assigned Testing Venue by 7:30 am on the day of the test.

b. Bring their Certification with valid IDs, two (2) good quality pencils, a sharpener, and a rubber eraser.

c. The test administration will last for three hours.

d. Anyone caught cheating (such as bringing of “kodigo”, talking to seatmates, taking photos of the test materials, use of mobile phones during the test, etc.) shall automatically be disqualified and shall be sent out immediately. He/she will be subject to investigation and/or filing of an administrative case.

2. DepEd values the credibility and integrity of the examination. The agency is not, in any way, affiliated with individuals or institutions offering and providing review sessions. A warning is given to all applicants against individuals or organizations which claim to have access to the content of the examination. Applicants, individuals, or organizations who shall directly or indirectly request for test content and/or perform an act of bribery (monetary or gifts) to Central Office (CO), RO, and SDO employees shall be subjected to investigation and/or filing of an appropriate administrative case. You may report such cases encountered to [email protected]

3. Schools Division Offices, through the Human Resource Development Unit, are encouraged to support the examinees through:

a. Formation of support groups similar to Learning Action Cells mentored by high performing School Heads;

b. Familiarizing applicants with the school processes, operations, reports, challenges, and actual scenarios faced by the School Heads; and

c. Organizing immersion opportunities on school processes and operations in different school typologies

All initiatives and activities shall be strictly free of charge and not to be conducted during class/office hours. Schools Division INSET funds may be used for meals and materials reproduction subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.


2017 Principals’ Test NQESH Online Review

Taking the 2017 Principals’ Test/NQESH? Let’s put your name in the list of passers! Allow us to help you through TeacherPH.

Spend your vacant time reviewing with us anytime, anywhere! Our site and android application is accessible anytime you need it. We’ll provide answers to your questions and give solutions to your problems regarding the examination.

CLICK HERE

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.