Top Performing Offices, Schools, Employees to be Recognized

The search is on for the 2015 top performing offices, schools and employees in the region.

Pursuant to the awards and recognition platform of the Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region (DepE,d-CAR), its Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) committee is urging schools division offices, and schools to join this year’s search for outstanding achievements in the delivery of basic education.

The search aims to encourage innovative and sustainable practices in education and promote quality performance and commitment to public service revealed Regional Director Ellen B. Donato.

Meanwhile, this year’s search has six categories up for grabs, namely: Best Performing School, Best Performing Teacher, Best Performing School Head, Best Performing Non-Teaching Personnel, Best Performing Supervisor, and Best Performing Schools Division Office.

Assistant Regional Director Estela L. Cariño added that the search is open to public and private schools in the region except for the supervisor and non-teaching categories. The non-teaching category is open to the eight schools division offices and to DepEd regional office employees.

To qualify, schools must submit their performance indicator for the last three years which includes their National Achievement Test (NAT) results, drop-out rate, and cohort survival rate likewise the awards they have won within the calendar year. Financial management, personnel development, school environment, partnerships, and strategic plans round up the criteria for the best performing school.

Teachers, on the other hand, will be assessed through their innovations, research, leadership ability, responsiveness to the public, professionalism and learner development or related activities that ensure 100 percent passing rate and zero drop-out.

For school heads, the criteria to be used will be selected domains and indicators provided in the National Competency-Based Standards of School Heads (NCBS-SH), specifically, school leadership, instructional leadership, creating a student-centered learning climate, human resource management and professional development, parent involvement and community partnership, school management and operations, and personal and professional attributes and interpersonal effectiveness.

In the non-teaching and supervisor categories, interested participants must submit their Individual or Office Performance Commitment Review Forms (IPCRF/OPCRF) for 2014 and first semester of 2015. They will also be evaluated through how they observe and demonstrate desirable personal and professional behavior in consonance to Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards.

Furthermore, 10 criteria will be met by schools division offices. The offices will be appraised through their NAT mean percentage score for elementary and secondary; percentage of 2015 newly created teaching and non-teaching items with Notice of Organization Staffing and Compensation Action (NOSCA) filled within 3 months; percentage of private schools submitting in the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS); percentage of private school applicants with complete documentary requirements for 2015; 100 percent monthly downloading of Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) to schools; absence of locally paid teachers and teachers doing non-teaching functions; no fund returned to the National Treasury and liquidation reports submitted on time; properly accomplished OPCRF, training completion report, and Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP); percentage of school sites with special patent; and zero official complaint related to child protection policy.

Entries including complete supporting documents should be submitted on or before December 1 at the DepEd Regional Office, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.
Regional Memorandum 213, series 2015 which can be downloaded from the DepEd CAR’s official website further expounds the criteria for each category.

The PRAISE is an institutionalized incentive awards system in all government agencies pursuant to Civil service Commission (CSC) Resolution 010112 and CSC Memorandum Circular No. 1, series 2001.