This project involved working with the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) to develop professional development modules to support teachers to improve their use of formative assessment in the classroom. This work builds on the evidence base from previous studies which showed that classroom assessment in the Philippines is transforming to include greater recognition of student progress and promoting the use of adaptive teaching to improve student learning. ACTRC, together with DepEd, piloted five professional development modules in two schools. The teachers started in October 2017 and were expected to complete the fifth module by December 2017. They were supported by visits to their classrooms to provide feedback on their formative assessment practices. The visits were designed to gauge the effectiveness of the modules and inform revision of the module content and activities. The project also investigated the suitability of these modules to be used in a larger-scale trial.
Louie Cagasan, Lead, ACTRC, University of the Philippines
Pam Robertson, ACTRC, University of Melbourne
Lalaine Bagui, ACTRC, University of the Philippines
Professor Esther Care, ACTRC, University of Melbourne