TEPT-PST: Overview

Teacher’s English Proficiency Test (TEPT) and Process Skills Test (PST) in Science and Mathematics

The administration of the TEPT-PST to teachers nationwide is significantly meant to identify baseline information on the training needs of the said teachers in the implementation of the K to 12 Program of the Department especially in the use of English as a medium of instruction in teaching the major subjects.

Read: Administration of Test of English Proficiency for Teachers and Process Skills Test In Science and Mathematics for Grades 7 and 8 Public School Teachers

Teacher’s English Proficiency Test (TEPT)

It is an English proficiency test which is administered for one hour and thirty minutes.

It is a multiple-choice type of test comprising of 90 items distributed in three subtests as follows: Structure (15 items), Written Expression (25 items), and Reading Comprehension (50 items).

  • Reading Comprehension. This measures the ability to understand what has been stated directly; to analyze, interpret and criticize what has been read; to recognize reasonable application of principles or opinions expressed by the author; to make inferences, generalizations and conclusions; and to detect and evaluate the means by which the author tries to put his ideas across.
  • Structure. This measures how the parts of speech are used and put together or organized as a modifier or used in the sentence.
  • Written Expression. This subtest is designed to assess one’s ability and skill in the use of English in written form (e.g. use of present progressive form of verb, etc.).

Process Skills Test (PST) in Science and Math

It measures the general or basic knowledge and ability of the teachers in science and mathematics.

It is a 40-item multiple choice test with a one-hour time allotment

It is comprised of 13 processing skills such as observing; classifying; inferring; predicting; measuring / quantifying; communicating; interpreting data; analyzing data; evaluating; experimenting; making conclusions; making models; and defining operationally.

Standard Setting

The Criteria for the Proficiency Level

PercentageDescriptive Equivalent
76% - 100%High
51% - 75%Moderate
26% - 50%Low
0 - 25%Very Low

Target Examinees and Timeline

  • Grades 7 and 8 Public School Teachers (SY 2016-2017)

*Only public school teachers with permanent positions
(nationally funded)


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