SDO Calamba City gears up towards NAT Improvement
In her commitment to upgrade the National Achievement Test performance in Mathematics in the division, Calamba City Mathematics Supervisor Isabelita R. Hizon spearheaded the First Development Training in Jose Rizal Elementary School last February 4.
The training aimed to capacitate teachers on content, pedagogy, assessment, and to provide a platform where teachers can discuss issues and concerns posed by the 21st century learning and the K to 12 program.
According to Hizon, though the quarterly exams of the division showed improvement, the results were still behind the targeted mean percentage score of 75. The supervisor explained that teachers should revisit their content, enhance their education, and innovate the way they do things in the classroom to help increase the scores.
Rogelio A. Banua, President of Secondary Mathematics Teachers Association of Calamba City (SEMTACC), added that this was also a chance for teachers to improve.
“Let us take this as an opportunity to learn, unlearn and re-learn,” said Banua, addressing 22 teachers from Grade 9 and 26 teachers from Grade 10.
University of the Philippines Los Baños Lynie Dimasuay first took the stage, focusing her session on knowing the learners. She discussed on the characteristics of learners, analysis of NAT Performance, and practical approach to let the students appreciate Functions and Relations.
Lorenzo Liwanag, EPS-Monitoring and Evaluation explained the realm of assessment. He pointed out that the real essence of assessment is to help students progress.
“Assessment is what keeps students on track, accountable and motivated. It provides good instructional decision on the part of a teacher,” Liwanag said.
Meanwhile Dr. Hizon, together with the newly-elected officers of SEMTACC and training participants made a strong commitment to help each other bring out the best among the students. (Randy D. Punzalan, SEPS PRU/DIO)