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RPMS Tools for Teachers and Master Teachers

RPMS Tools are assessment instruments used to ensure quality teacher performance at different career stages. They describe the duties and responsibilities of teachers across career stages; the Key Result Areas (KRAs) for the realization of those duties and the specific objectives to attain the KRAs. They also present in detail the various Means of Verification (MOV) that serve as proof of the attainment of specific objectives alongside performance indicators, from outstanding to poor performance, to help both Ratees and Raters in the assessment process.

What are RPMS Tools?

RPMS Tools pertain to the two (2) different teacher performance assessment instruments:

  1. RPMS Tool for Teacher I-III (Proficient Teachers); and
  2. RPMS Tool for Master Teacher I-IV (Highly Proficient Teachers)

Each tool has the following parts:

  1. Position and Competency Profile
  2. Job Summary which includes
    1. Qualification Standards
    2. Duties and responsibilities
  3. MFOs, KRAs, Objectives, MOV
  4. Performance Indicators

Position and Competency Profile

Position and Competency Profile

Job Summary (2.1 QS)

Job Summary

Job Summary (2.2 Duties and Responsibilities)

Job Summary (2.2 Duties and Responsibilities)
Duties and Responsibilities Teacher I-III
Duties and Responsibilities Master Teacher I-IV

MFOs, KRAs, Objectives and MOVs

MFOs, KRAs, Objectives and MOVs

Objectives, MOVs, Performance Indicators

Objectives, MOVs, Performance Indicators

Performance Indicators include the following:

Performance Indicators

The performance indicators need not have all three (3) categories. Some performance may only be rated on quality and efficiency, some on quality and timeliness and others on efficiency only. Figure 1.9 illustrates how the performance measures are embedded in the performance indicators of the RPMS Tools. 

Why is there a need for RPMS Tools?

It serves as a BLUE PRINT for teachers to guide them in accomplishing their job.

Performance Indicators, this part provides the exact quantification of objectives, which shall serve as the assessment tool that gauges whether performance is positive or negative (DO No. 2 s. 2015).

In the RPMS Tools, the performance indicators provide descriptions of quality and quantity given five performance levels: 5-Outstanding, 4-Very Satisfactory, 3-Satisfactory, 2-Unsatisfactory, and 1-Poor. Embedded in the performance indicators are elements of quality, efficiency and timeliness.

Means of Verification (MOV). The MOV column gives Ratees and Raters examples of documents that can prove the teachers’ attainment of objectives. They have been judiciously selected to show evidence of attainment of objectives. Teachers gather, select, organize and annotate MOV to help Raters in assessing teacher performance.

Also, MOV include classroom observation tool (COT); lesson plans/modified daily lesson logs; instructional materials; formative and summative assessment tools; compilations of student outputs; and others

Who uses the RPMS Tools?


  • School Heads
  • Designated Teachers-in-Charge
  • Head Teachers
  • Department Heads
  • Master Teachers


  • Teachers I-III (Proficient Teachers)
  • Master Teachers I-IV (Highly Proficient Teachers)
  • ***for SHS

Raters (per DepEd Order No. 2, s. 2015)

RateeRaterApproving Authority
Head Teacher/Master TeacherPrincipalSuperintendent
(Small & Medium Divisions)

Asst. Superintendent
(Large and Very Large Divisions)
TeacherHead Teacher/Master TeacherPrincipal

For ALS teachers, the Rater will be:

  • EPS II of ALS
  • CID Chief, in the absence of the EPS II
  • other personnel delegated by CID Chief

In the case of Head Teacher:

For elementary, HT serving as School Head may use their OPCRF aligned to the existing NCBSSH.

For secondary, HT with teaching load, may use the Highly Proficient Tools for Master Teacher I-IV; HT without teaching load but serving as Department Head may craft their IPCRF anchored on the OPCRF of the Principal.

Remember PPST is for TEACHERS not for Educational Leaders such as School Heads, same goes with RPMS Tools.

Walkthrough on the RPMS Tools for Teachers

For year 1 (2018): There is a need for baseline data on where/what career stage teachers are currently at using the 12 “priority” indicators. During the first year of implementation, the 2 tools will determine whether indicators are met or not met. Those In the year 2 of implementation, another 12 indicators of the PPST will be used in the RPMS. The remaining 13 PPST indicators will be used the RPMS in the Year 3.

RPMS Tools for Teachers

Rationale for the use of only 2 RPMS Tools

There is a need for baseline data on where/what career stage teachers are currently at using the 12 “priority” indicators.

RPMS Tool for Teachers I-III:

Many newly-hired teachers (Teacher I) in the field are not actually Beginning Teachers. Most of them already rendered service and came from private schools.

Teachers who use this tool/are rated using this tool may be found to be performing at a Proficient, below Proficient (Beginning) or beyond Proficient (Highly Proficient).

RPMS Tool for Master Teachers I-IV:

There’s a possibility that Master Teachers are not performing at the Highly Proficient Teacher career stage.

Teachers who use this tool/are rated using this tool may be found to be performing at a Highly Proficient, below Highly Proficient (Proficient) or beyond Highly Proficient (Distinguished).

RPMS Tool for Master Teachers I-IV:

PPST is the basis

KRAs represent the Domains of PPST

Objectives represent the Indicators of the PPST

Introduction to RPMS Tools PowerPoint Presentation

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Mark Anthony Llego, from the Philippines, has significantly influenced the teaching profession by enabling thousands of teachers nationwide to access essential information and exchange ideas. His contributions have enhanced their instructional and supervisory abilities. Moreover, his articles on teaching have reached international audiences and have been featured on highly regarded educational websites in the United States.

3 thoughts on “RPMS Tools for Teachers and Master Teachers”

  1. Sir,may I ask regarding on giving rpms rating,if the teacher is on leave and it happened that his/her Classroom Observation falls on that particular month/s ,is his or her IPCRF rating be affected?Thank you so much

  2. Hello sir. May I inquire po if there are 2-3 Master teachers in school, who will rate the teachers? Is it ok f the senior in appointment will do the rating?
    Thank you sir…..

  3. Sir Mark, good day! Your page has always been my lean-to, go-to if I needed much help in almost all concerns needing weeding out and clarification. Now my concern: I’m just wondering if the CO already has available OPCRF template for the current COVID-19 pandemic? Thanks.


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