Performance Assessment of Standards and Skills

a standards-based assessment that evaluates students' competencies based on the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) K-12 curriculum for the following subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Araling Panlipunan and Filipino.

Individual's Performance in Literacy and Numeracy

a performance-based test for kinder, grade 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 which evaluates students' foundational skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy and critical thinking based on the current Department of Education K-12 standards for English, Mathematics and Filipino.

Readiness Assessment for Senior High

an assessment tool given to Grade 10 students to help them explore their aptitude paths, whether academic track, technical-vocational track, sports track, and arts and design track in the Senior High School Program.

Assessment of Readiness for College and Career

an assessment given to Grade 11 or Grade 12 students. It aims to assist students, teachers, career guidance counselors, and parents to decide where students are on the path to becoming academically-prepared and career-oriented ready.

People Behind Grace

Lynda Sibal

(Chairman of the Board)

Penny Sibal-Balbin


Dr. Noel de Leon

(Executive Vice President)

Prof. Ma. Angeles Lapena, RPsy, RPm

(Chief Technical Adviser)

Alejandro Ibanez

(Assistant Director)

Mark Joseph A. Pangan

Professional Development Coordinator

Jeremy G. Apurillo

Testing Coordinator

Karissa Danice L. Ohara

Research and Development Coordinator


Amina Aisa Boncales, RPm
Anjeli Shane Clavio, RPm
Jerome T. Del Castillo, RPm
Lyndsell-Ann Oliveros, RPm
Mirzie Ann Panganiban, RPm
Pia Marie Therese P. Papa, RPm
Rose Arvie R. Dela Cruz, RPm
Theresse Millan, RPm

Assistant Psychometrician

Anna Kattriz Z. Aquino, RPm
Antonio Jr. B. Pormento, RPm
Candice Eula T. Lamigo, RPm
Dwight B. Lopez, RPm
Faith Nellorie R. Leonardo, RPm
Frank Robert T. Bornales, RPm
Patrisha Mikaela L. Enrique, RPm
Trisha Mae M. Go, RPm

Research Assistants

Dearick Keo Faustino
Florence Thea S. Gomez
James Macgyver L. Jolloso
Jessie Marcela T. Sarmiento
Nikka Jane R. Peña

Operations Manager

Ditas D. Mutas

Accounting Assistant

April Nalayog

About Us

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.

Personal Info

  •   (632) 375-1640 loc. 227/376-4074
  •   927 Phoenix Building, Quezon Ave., Quezon City, Philippines