Aug 08 2013

The Department of Education (DepEd) has come out with the guidelines in the conduct of 2013 qualifying test for aspiring school principals in the public school system.

Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said the examination shall serve as a mechanism to select competent school heads in the public basic education sector that will perform their functions professionally upon assumption of duty. “It is important that our school heads go through a strict screening process to ensure that we only get the best educators in our bureaucracy,” added Luistro.

Based on DepEd Memo No. 132 series of 2013, this year’s principal’s test is open to all aspirants for Principal 1 position and all applicants under the Reclassification of School Head Positions. The aspirants must have an experience of at least 5 years in aggregate as Head Teacher, Teacher-in-Charge, Master Teacher and Teacher 3.

The principal’s test covers several performance domains that include school leadership, instructional leadership, ability to create a learning climate, professional human resource development, parent involvement and building communities, school management and daily operations, personal integrity and interpersonal sensitivity, English language proficiency and reading comprehension.

The exam will be on December 8 and the deadline for the filing of application in the division offices is on November 4, 2013.

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