(Chairman of the Board)
Juan Carlos Sibal
(Executive Vice President)
Prof. Ma. Angeles Lapena, RPsy, RPm
(Chief Technical Adviser)
Assessment and Data Management
Lyndsell-Ann E. Oliveros
Leacel G. Esperidion
Errol Christian Gabilan
Xyra Genie Rose Puzon
Bianca Mae Tan
Rose Arvie Dela Cruz
Patrisha Mikaela Enrique
Pia Marie Therese Papa
Candice Eula Lamigo
Antonio Jr. B. Pormento
Frank Robert Bornales
Lany Cziantelle Palma
Jerome T. Del Castillo
Mirzie Ann Panganiban
Testing Services and Administration
Mark Joseph A. Pangan
James Macgyver Jolloso
Dearick Keo Faustino
Lovely Ann Ventura
Dave Justine Reyes
Sherry Anne A. De Guzman
Roshanne Chane Amsid
Jeremy G. Dapurillo
Ma. Jesusa L.Arguelles
Rober Anthony B. Robles
Jae O. Delos Reyes
Alynie Jane P. Ledesma
Marizz Ann Teodoro
Research and Development
Dwight B. Lopez
Florence Thea S. Gomez
Digital Systems and Innovations
Karissa Danice L. O'Hara
Professional Development and External Linkages
George C. Bernardo
Arnelli B. Atentar
Ms. Tessa Aspiras
Global Resources for Assessment Curriculum and Evaluation, Inc. (GRACE) specializes in research and test development, focuses on the use of summative and formative assessment in the Philippines. With the introduction of K-12 curriculum in the Philippine basic education system, GRACE offers timely and quality standards-based assessment tools to assist schools in evaluating students' performance based on the Philippine Government's prescribed standards and competencies.
GRACE is driven to bring about innovation and reform to improve the Philippine quality of education and learning. Driven to deliver superior, relevant and comprehensive assessment information, GRACE helps schools in making sound and informed decisions.
GRACE is the product of a partnership between Phoenix Publishing House, Inc. and Development Strategists International Consulting (DSIC), experts in its respective fields. Phoenix Publishing House, Inc. is one of the largest publishing companies in the Philippines. Its 60 long years of success is fueled and inspired by its passion to furnish Filipino children with Filipino crafted books. Phoenix's main mission is to help improve the quality of education as well as the quality of life of Filipino teachers. On the other hand, DSIC is a consulting and research firm based in the Philippines and has accomplished various projects, delivered focused solutions, and provided breakthrough performance in the past 20 years in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific. DSIC is run by experienced international consultants and academicians who are highly renowned in the field of education (early childhood, basic, primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational education and training) assessment and evaluation, and organization development and human resource management and development.
GRACE is committed to deliver relevant and quality services through the advancement of knowledge in assessment and measurement in accordance to the standards and framework of 21st century learning.
GRACE envisions itself, in partnership with educational institutions, as the lead organization in the promotion of standards-based assessment tools and progress of research-based initiatives in the development and innovation of educational in the Philippines.
Building peace in the minds of people
Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok, the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and Cluster Office for the six "Mekong" countries, Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Singapore, and indirectly through UNESCO country Offices in Hanoi and Phnom Penh, promotes peace and human development through education, sciences, culture, communication and information.
With the words of the UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova, appointed in 2009, UNESCO calls for a "New Humanism for the 21st century".
The Asia-Pacific region counts for almost two thirds of the world's population and gathers countries of great diversity in economic, religious, political and cultural terms. This diversity, along with globalization and the dynamism and rapid evolution of the region bear great challenges for Governments and societies. Closely with Governments, National Commissions and other governmental and non-governmental partners, UNESCO Bangkok works on making development sustainable and profitable for everyone in a culture of peace and human rights.
In the 48 UNESCO Member States and 2 Associate Members of the Asia-Pacific, UNESCO is present with a network of 13 Field Offices comprising Cluster Offices, Country Offices and Regional Bureaux. UNESCO Bangkok has a double role as Regional Bureau for Education and Cluster Office. As Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides strategic expertise, advisory, monitoring and evaluation functions to Member States, other UNESCO Field Offices and UN Country Teams in the area of Education.
As Cluster Office, UNESCO Bangkok covers all UNESCO mandates: education, sciences, culture, communication and information. It is responsible for the implementation of related programmes in the "Mekong" countries - directly in Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Singapore, and indirectly in support of UNESCO country Offices in Hanoi and Phnom Penh.
In the spirit of One UN and as part of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand, UNESCO Bangkok works in synergy with the United Nations Sister Agencies for achieving the United Nations Millennium Goals in the Asia-Pacific.
Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific
The Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) serves to strengthen education systems to improve the quality of education in Asia-Pacific through collaborative efforts. The network will provide a forum for exchanging of expertise, experiences and lessons to improve the quality of learning in education systems of countries in Asia-Pacific, with the eventual aim of influencing policy reforms.
While the network will primarily focus on issues relating to student learning assessment to ensure alignment with curriculum and pedagogy, other closely related topics such as teachers will also be addressed.
Professional Development Programs
How to avail of GRACE training
Previously Done Seminars
Professional Development Gallery
In service training (School-based training)
In service training are seminars that are given to schools who have taken and availed of Individuals Performance in Literacy and Numeracy (IPLAN Assessment) and are conducted at the requesting school.
Check the details on how to avail of GRACE training.
Centralized trainings are seminars that are regularly scheduled by GRACE and are conducted in one site, either at the GRACE head office function room or at any GRACE host venue in Visayas and Mindanao, and attended by different schools. A letter of invitation for the centralized training will be sent to the schools.
How to avail of GRACE training
Schools who have taken and availed Individuals Performance in Literacy and Numeracy (IPLAN Assessment) will be given school-based training.
The following criteria will be used in providing in service training:
Previously Done Seminars
WHEN:-September 22, 2018 (Saturday)
-September 29, 2018 (Saturday)
-October 6, 2018 (Saturday)
-October 13, 2018 (Saturday)
WHERE:Phoenix Publishing House Building, 927 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
HOW:May you please e-mail a soft copy of the reply slip to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject "Seminar on Data Utilization/Test Construction| Name of the School" or fax it through this number: 376-4031 on or before May 02, 2017 (Tuesday)