A Brief History of Educational Assessment in the Philippines
Educational Measurement and Evaluation Review, Vol. 1, pp. 140-149, 2010
10 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2010
Date Written: July 11, 2010
The report presents a primer on the history of educational assessment in the Philippines. The history of educational assessment is described by the different pillars that contributed to its development. These factors include timelines of government mandates, studies done in the national level, universities that shape experts in the field, professional association, and pioneered researches. The history of educational assessment is divided by the early years, contemporary period, and future direction. The early years include the Monroe survey, Research, Evaluation and Guidance Division of the Bureau of Public Schools, Economic Survey Committee, Prosser Survey, and UNESCO survey. The contemporary period is marked by the EDCOM report of 1991, Philippine Education Sector Study, the role of the Fund for Assistance to Private Organization (FAPE) and the creation of the Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) and the Asian Psychological Services and Assessment Corporation (APSA). The article described future directions of educational assessment about the expanding role of educational assessment specialists in school and creating niches for future studies.
Keywords: Educational Assessment, History of Educational Assessment
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