Performance Assessment of Standards and Skills

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

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

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

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


Juan Carlos Sibal

(Executive Vice President)

Prof. Ma. Angeles Lapena, RPsy, RPm

(Chief Technical Adviser)

Alejandro Ibanez

(Assistant Director)

Assessment and Data Management

Theresse S.Millan
Lyndsell-Ann E. Oliveros
Leacel G. Esperidion
Errol Christian Gabilan
Xyra Genie Rose Puzon
Bianca Mae Tan
Rose Arvie Dela Cruz
Patrisha Mikaela Enrique
Faith Leonardo
Pia Marie Therese Papa
Candice Eula Lamigo
Antonio Jr. B. Pormento
Reena Rosaroso
Frank Robert Bornales
Trisha Go
Lany Cziantelle Palma
Jerome T. Del Castillo
Mirzie Ann Panganiban

Testing Services and Administration

Mark Joseph A. Pangan
James Macgyver Jolloso
Dearick Keo Faustino
Thomson Rubi
Lovely Ann Ventura
Jonald Borcelango
Lizbelle Aurelio
Joshua Batang
Jonnalyn Calas
Aldrine Tibulan
Dave Justine Reyes
Sherry Anne A. De Guzman
Roshanne Chane Amsid
Jerome Pelagio


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

Operations Manager

Ms. Tessa Aspiras

Finance Manager

Ditas 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.

Company Info


The results of the PASS Assessments help the teachers and academic supervisors determine the strengths and weaknesses of our students. They also help the teachers decide on what learning competencies should be given more emphasis in planning their learning activities and assessments.

Marie Joy Malapad

OIC Grade School Department - Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
Our partnership with GRACE started in School Year 2016-2017. We made a big decision of trusting GRACE as our partner since we truly believe that we share the same belief and goal which is to bring innovation; and of course, delivery of excellence in quality education. We can say that we made the right decision because of what GRACE delivered. They give the test results immediately so that we can inform our dear parents about their children's performance. Also, the teachers are able to make remedial interventions and bring initiation to address the needs of our learners. They are able to design lessons and activities that are suited to the needs of our learners. Moreover the interpretations are easily understood by our parents. So I can say that we made the right decision.

Maria Cristina Conche

Principal - St. James Academy of Malabon
The pre - test and post - test serves as mirror for us. It will guide us in knowing our strengths and weaknesses. It will also help us look at our curriculum to know the competencies we already mastered more so, the competencies that need improvement/enhancement .The assessment will help us to continuously improve the English Program.

Maria Isabel P. Tolentino

IBED Guidance Personnel - St. Bridget College Batangas


Professional Development Programs

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 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:

  • The school has an active subscription to Individuals Performance in Literacy and Numeracy (IPLAN Assessment) and has no outstanding balance in test fees
  • The resource person for the requested seminar is available on the chosen date
  • The chosen date should be in September, October, November, March, April, May and June only
  • The number of participants is not less than 20

Previously Done Seminars

  • Test construction and item development
  • Classroom-based research: an effective tool for progressive instructions
  • Response to intervention: a multi-tier approach on learning and interventions
  • Learner-centered assessment: shifting the focus to student learning
  • Teaching strategies: classroom activities to promote progressive learning, students' learning styles and multiple intelligences
  • Item writing, item review, setting cutoff scores
  • Basic statistics with exploratory data analysis
  • Test construction cycle, evaluating test plan, test specification, & item specification
  • Data interpretation and utilization
  • Discussion on summative and formative assessment
  • Lecture on teaching strategies and techniques
  • Interpretation of DepEd memo no. 8: new policy on classroom assessment
  • Lecture on test construction using Anderson & Krathwohl's cognitive process dimension
  • Techniques on effective classroom management
  • Benefits of mother tongue based multilingual education (mtbmle) on early education
  • Integrating interpersonal skills in learning
  • Incorporating Filipino values in learning
  • Lecture on conducting innovative lesson plans
  • Assessing student learning: interpretations and effective strategies
  • Lecture on conducting innovative lesson plans
  • Lecture on teaching strategies and techniques
  • Washington accord (all about account)
  • Outcome based education
  • Information and technology communication
  • Developing good powerpoint presentation
  • Tips on effective classroom management
  • Effective implementation of cooperative learning activities
  • Implementing discovery based learning (dbl) strategies
  • Discussion on summative assessment
  • Discussion on formative assessment
  • Standards-based assessment and instruction
  • Developing good quizzes, activities and examinations
  • Integrating interpersonal skills in learning
  • Incorporating Filipino values in learning
  • Interpreting assessment results: a workshop on data utilization

Upcoming Seminar


  • Creating Action Plan based on Standards Based Assessment Results


-September 22, 2018 (Saturday)
-September 29, 2018 (Saturday)
-October 6, 2018 (Saturday)
-October 13, 2018 (Saturday)


Phoenix Publishing House Building, 927 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City


  • Teachers/Subject Area Coordinators


May you please e-mail a soft copy of the reply slip to mjpangan.grace@gmail.com 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)

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