REX Institute of Student Excellence (RISE) Emphasizes Assessment in Education at the National Convention on Educational Measurement and Evaluation (NCEME)
Assessment of how students learn helps schools ensure that learners gain the necessary 21st century knowledge and skills. We expect a Fourth Industrial Revolution due to AI and machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and genetics and biotechnology. As a result, more than 5.1 million people could lose their jobs from 2015–2020. Most of those (2/3, in fact) are likely to be white collar office workers. Meanwhile, we expect 2 million new jobs related to Computer, Mathematics, Architecture, and Engineering .
Why Assess Student Learning?
Assessment is more important for education to keep up with industry needs. With the support of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), learning assessment is now crucial in lesson plans, due to their use in helping teachers tackle each student’s specific needs.
In the midst of these changes, The Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association (PEMEA) held the 2017 National Convention on Educational Measurement and Evaluation (NCEME) at Winford Hotel, Manila last August 23 to 25. With the theme “Innovations and Issues in Assessment in the K to 12 and Higher Education Institutions”, the convention discussed assessment in K-12 and higher education, senior high school and its tracks, college readiness, career guidance, and outcomes-based education.
The keynote speakers were Dr. Rita Ruscoe, Dean at the Philippine Normal University and Head of the University Curriculum Management and Instructional Materials Office (who talked about “Innovation and Issues in Assessment in TEI”), Dr. Joyce Andaya, Director of the Bureau of Curriculum Development of the the Department of Education (who talked about “Innovation and Issues in Assessment in the K to 12”), and Dr. William Spady, the father of OBE (who talked about “Perspectives on Outcomes-Based Education”).
Dexter Ngo, General Manager of RISE, discussed “Elevating the Success Potential of the Filipino Whole Child” to emphasize the importance of collaboration between educators and experts in providing meaningful assessment solutions to learners.
REX Institute of Student Excellence (RISE)
REX Book Store knows the importance of assessment in educating the Whole Child. Thus, it established an assessment arm: the REX Institute of Student Excellence (RISE).
RISE assists schools and teachers in the best use of assessment and research to enhance students’ learning. It helps design tests, exams, and evaluations; conduct data studies and analyses; and provide insights and consultations. It also helps schools manage performance improvement projects.
RISE’s programs are especially relevant in helping teachers drive students toward the desired educational outcomes. It wants to nurture 21st-century learners who are globally aware, civically engaged, financially & economically literate, information & media literate, and self-directed. Furthermore, it wants to see the youth grow into innovators, communicators, collaborators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.
In conclusion, with their shared vision and dedication to excellent student performance, RISE and REX Book Store join the DepEd and schools in elevating the success potential of the Filipino Whole Child, Para Sa Bata.