Schools Division of Cavite City became the second division to implement DMEA through DepEd CALABARZON Quality Assurance Division (QAD) and initiated an orientation workshop on enhancing the Division Monitoring, Evaluation and Adjustment (DMEA) Plan and Framework at One Tagaytay Hotel, September 16 to 17.

MEA is a mechanism that enables the region, division, and school to track progress and measure the effectiveness of programs and projects related to classroom instruction, school operations, administrative actions and processes, and other activities involving stakeholders for appropriate provision of technical assistance across all levels of governance.

“For the last seven months, our SDO gave birth to many programs aligned with the Division Education Development Plan (DEDP). This activity will enable our division and schools to immediately respond to issues and concerns affecting the efficiency of program delivery,” Celedonio B. Balderas, Jr., Schools Division Superintendent, said in the opening program.

Education program specialists and personnel of Schools Governance Operations Division (SGOD) led by Chief Romeo S. Rosales who conceptualized the orientation-workshop, education program supervisors of the Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) headed by Chief Violeta L. Francisco, school principals, and department heads took part in the orientation.

The structure of MEA System in the region, division, cluster, and school, review of monitoring and evaluation system, MEA implementation and its benefits, monitoring, evaluation and adjustment (MEA) technology highlighted the workshop which directed the participants to provide immediate feedback on programs at the division and school level and improve the monitoring, evaluation and adjustment (MEA).

Elino S. Garcia, Regional Education Program Supervisor of QAD emphasized in his talk that when one responds to improve the process in the monitoring, evaluation, and adjustment, one should stand for the data on MEA and sit seriously to address any issue.

Meanwhile, SGOD and CID personnel initiated the reorganization of DMEA team. School principals and department heads proposed their SMEA teams, prepared action plan for school MEA, and presented plans to roll out the same orientation-workshop to their respective cluster schools.

SDS Balderas added that as MEA System is being anchored on the Division Education Development Plan (DEDP), schools have to gather items subject for technical assistance and directed to feature on school dashboards and accomplishments relative to access and quality.

The two-day workshop aimed to share practices, experiences, issues, and concerns on MEA implementation in the division and schools, revisit and evaluate the processes and steps in its operation, present updates and reports and come-up with unified forms and tools to be used for harvesting and analyzing MEA reports. (Ricardo P. Makabenta, EPS AP, SDO Cavite City)