The National Qualifying Examination for School
Adults Learners – These are learners
Heads (NQESH), also known as the Principal’s
who are aged 25 years old and above who
Test, serves as a mechanism for selecting
are illiterates or neo-literates who have
school heads in the public education sector. The
either no access to formal education or
Principal’s Test is open to all interested
have reverted to illiteracy.
applicants for Principal I positions. 6.
The 2015 Principals’ Test is based on the seven
He/she can appoint only teachers, school
(7) domains of the National Competency-Based
heads/principals and division education
Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH). The
integrated in the said 7 domains. Furthermore, there
the establishment of another new district
upon the recommendation of the Schools
communication skills. 1.
Regional Director – He/she can direct
Informal Education – This refers to the
lifelong process of learning by which every
teaching personnel only.
knowledge, skills, attitudes and insights from daily experiences at home, at work,
renamed the DECS into DepEd abolished
at play and from life itself.
the BPESS (Bureau of Physical Education 2.
Integrated Schools – Schools that offer
and School Sports) and the transfer of the
a complete basic education in one school
Komisyon ng Wikang Pilipino, national
site and has unified instructional program.
Historical Institute, Records Management
childhood education, elementary, high school, alternative learning system and special needs education. 4.
for Culture and Arts (NCCA). 10. Republic Act 9155 – Known as the Governance of Education Act of 2001
Operating Officers – DepEd officials who
and Archives to the National Commission
11. Republic Act 8980 – Known as the Early Childhood Care and Development Act
implementation, evaluation and monitoring plans, programs and projects of the department.
12. Republic Act 10157 – Known as the Kindergarten Education Act
13. Republic Act 8525 – Known as the Adopt-a-School Act of 1998
25. Presidential Decree 603 – Known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code of the Philippines
14. Republic Act 7836 – Known as the Philippine
Act of 1994
26. Community Linkages – It is the learning environments
aspirations of the community domain of 15. Republic Act 8190 – Known as the
Localization Law 27. Career Service – It is based on merit 16. Republic Act 4670 – Known as the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers 17. Republic Act 6713 – Known as the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees 18. Republic Act 7160 – Known as the Local Government Code of 1991 19. Republic Act 7041 – Known as the Publication Law 20. Republic Act 9184 – Known as the Government Procurement Reform Act 21. Republic Act 7610 – Known as the
practicable by competitive examinations as
qualifications. 28. MT 1 for 3 years and MA academic requirements – Qualifications to become a Master Teacher II. 29. Transfer – It is the movement of the employee from one position to another which is of equivalent rank level or salary without break in the service. 30. Promotion – It is the advancement of the employee from one position to another
Special Protection of Children against
Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination
responsibilities and usually accompanied by an increase in salary.
22. Republic Act 7880 – Known as the Fair and Equitable Allocation of the DECS Budget for Capital Outlay
31. Reinstatement – It is the issuance of an appointment to a person who has been previously appointed to a position in a
23. Republic Act 7877 – Known as the AntiSexual Harassment Act of 1995 24. Batas Pambansa 232 – Known as the Education Act of 1982
career service and who has through no delinquency separated specifies position.
32. Reassignment – It is the movement of
orchestrates diverted at the
one employee from on organizational to
aspects of principal operations to achieve
another in the same department or agency
the instructional goals of the school.
which does not involve a reduction in rank, 40. Portfolio Assessment – A diagnostic
status or salary.
tool which provides pupil’s profile and the 33. Six (6) months only – An additional
emerging skills that will help him become
period given to a public employee who is
already 65 years old but not achieved 15
evaluate his possession of knowledge.
years in the service. 41. Fifteen (15) days – Number of days a 34. Eight (8) hours and five (5) working
receipt of request by the school to the
days – It is the number of hours and days
issuance of official school certificates,
a teacher should render his/her services.
diplomas, transcript of records, grades, transfer credentials and similar documents
35. Six (6) teaching hours and two (2)
working hours – It is the complete teaching and working hours of a teacher in a day.
42. Civil Service Manual – It contains the basic
information which guide DepEd Central 36. Technical Skill – This is a management skill
Office and the field personnel in carrying out the teacher of the department.
Bulletins – These are issued by the 37. Strategic Planning – It is the process of
DepEd for directions and regulations for
setting directions for an institution to
the information of or compliance by the
realize what it wants to achieve and to go
where he wants to go. 44. Recruitment – It refers to the process of 38. 25 points in leadership and potential –
A minimum point required to a Master
promoted. 45. Merit Promotion Plan – This provides 39. “The road to excellence starts here.” – A battle cry of every public school which means excellence is management that
guidelines, policies and procedures for recruitment, selection and appointment.
46. Learning Management Plan – It is a document focused in learning composed
offense as provided for in the Civil Service Law, Administrative Law and other laws.
of the Professional Development Plan of school head, professional development
52. Grievance Procedure – It is referred to
plan of teachers and student development
as workable procedure for determining or
providing the best way to remedy the specific cause or causes of the grievance.
47. Community of Practice (COP) – It is a group of professionals/workers bound to
53. Property Accountability – It is the
one another based on common problems
obligation imposed by law on an official for
and pursuit of solutions.
keeping accurate records of property.
48. Instructional Development – It is a
54. The Principal’s Guidelines Regarding
means of determining the extent to which
Standard Operating Procedures
the application of a new skill/competency
learned contributed to improving teaching
Government Property – This is to enable
management as applied to teachers in her 49. National Educators’ Academy of the
Philippines (NEAP) – Formerly known as the National Education Learning Center
55. Performance Indicators – It refers to
(NELC). It provides continuing strategic
the several key indicators that can be
human resource development programs
computed and utilized for evaluating the
for school managers and leaders within
56. Participation Rate – It is the ratio
50. Mentoring – It is developmental, caring,
between the enrolments in the school age
sharing and helping relationships where
range to the total population of that range.
one person invests time, know-how and effort
growth, knowledge and skills.
57. Growth Enrolment Rate – It refers to the total enrolment in a given level of education as a percentage of a population
51. Code of Ethical Standards – It defines
which according to national regulations
the administrative disciplinary case as one
should be enrolled at this level. It is the
wherein an official or employee of the
measure of the capacity of a regional
government is prosecuted for an act or
elementary and secondary school.
of education in a given school year to the
proportion of enrollees at the beginning
grade or year who reach the final grade or
year at the end of the required number of 65. M2
years of study.
Teacher – A maturity level of teacher who 59. Completion Rate – It is the percentage
of first year entrants in a level of education
supervision but needs encouragement or
support and recognition for a job done.
accordance with the required number of 66. Encouraging Style of Leadership – It is
year of study.
described as a combination of high 60. Drop-out Rate – It is the proportion of
pupils who leave the school during the
behavior and is most appropriate to be
year as well as those who complete the
grade/year level but fail to enroll in the
competence but lack of commitment.
next grade/year following the school year to the total number of pupils during the
recognizes the Red Cross Youth (RCY) as
previous school year.
official co-curricular organization in the 61. Transition Rate – It is the percentage of
school and encourages every elementary
pupils who graduate from one level of
education and none on the higher next
members of the Junior Red Cross Youth
(JRCY) and the Senior Red Cross Youth (SRCY).
62. Achievement Rate – It refers to the degree of performance in different study areas in various levels of education.
68. Republic Act 8190 – The law that provides
teachers-transferee for that matter given 63. Mean Performance Score (MPS) – It
priority if they are bonafide residents of
indicates the ratio between the number of
the barangay, municipality or province
correctly answered items and the total
where the school recipient is located.
percentage of correctly answered item in a test.
2005 – It includes the BSP, GSP, PNRY, and Anti-TB Education Drive as voluntary
proportion of enrolment at a certain level
basis of contribution.
70. Peer Supervision – It is being done to Teacher 1 and Teacher 2.
77. School Climate – It refers to the sum of all values, cultures, safety practices and organizational structures within a school
71. Intensive-Guided Supervision – It is being given to new teachers in the school. 72. Collaborative Supervision – It is given to
developing a supervision form.
that cause it to function and react in particular ways. 78. Alternative Learning System (ALS) – It is a parallel learning system to provide a viable alternative to the existing formal education.
73. Registry of Qualified Applicants – It refers
to the list of applicants deemed to have
met the qualifications required by law
excellence of the education given to meet
based on the evaluation and selection
the needs and aspirations of an individual
guidelines for teacher positions in the
in a society.
elementary and secondary public schools. 80. DepEd Subsidized Program – It is 74. Management – It is a way the principals use themselves to create a school climate
known as the pre-school education funded by the PTA and other organizations.
characterized by staff productivity, pupil productivity and creative thought.
81. Principle of Shared Governance – It is the principle which recognizes that every
unit in the education bureaucracy has a
systematic application of an array of skills
particular role, task and responsibility
that provide an orderly, efficient and
inherent in the office.
effective school environment. 82. Inferring – It the process of reading 76. Potential – This takes into account the employee’s capability not only to perform
the duties and assume the responsibilities of the position to be filled but also to those of higher and more responsible positions.
enables and empowers stakeholders to manage their own affairs for improved delivery of educational services in a sustainable manner.
84. Accountability Mechanism – It is the criteria and quality dimensions of the
school-based management that includes resourcing,
identification of alternatives through a
highly structured procedure that purposely 85. Crisis Management – It is a term
attempts to restrict verbal interaction.
generally applied to critical situation, a turning point characterized by a sense of
92. School Plant – It refers to the school facilities of the school consisting of the
site, buildings and other structures. 86. Threat –
93. Republic Act 9155, Section 14 – It
hindrance to some state of goal desired by
refers to the implementing rules and
an organization or individual.
Responsibility and Accountability (AuRA). 87. Decision –
management refers to time in short when
94. Technical Competencies – This refers
the situation will be altered in the near
to the development of the curriculum and
future after which no decision can be
implementation of the curriculum.
95. Human Resource Competencies – This crisis
refers to the role of the principal on the
management which refers to lack of self-
collaborative method which is complex
awareness by those affected by the crisis,
and it involves many variables; issues
is likely to occur, but is not equated with
deal with human factor affecting the staff,
the lack of planned response to the
attitudes and perception of the staffs,
climate conducive to productive work and
88. Surprise –
emphasis on interpersonal issues. 89. Brainstorming –
spontaneous identification of alternatives by
96. Political Competencies – It is a role which
principals will either have to use for some resources; the principal develops ways to
90. Synectics – This is a creativity technique that involves the identification of novel alternatives through the joining together of
collaborate and cooperate in sharing those resources.
97. Architectural Competencies – This is
the process by which the administrators
education development plan that shows
the intent and design that the schools will
relationships that will allow organizations
undertake to introduce improvements in
to get things down.
learning outcomes within the context of
SBM in prescribed period and at a given 98. Bank – It refers to World Bank (WB), the
lending agency for the NPSBE Project. 104.Annual Improvement Plan – It identifies 99. National Program Support to Basic
the problems and objectives for one
Education (NPSBE) – A 200 million US
school year and the intervention programs
dollars program support loan secured by
the government from the World Bank to
activities, time frame for implementing the
finance in part of the various key reform
thrusts outlined in the BESRA.
resources needed which are appropriate
to achieve the objectives set.
Education Reforms (SPHERE) – A grant
105.Qualified Recipient Schools – These
fund from the Australian AID Trust Fund
are public elementary and secondary
amounting to 41 million Au$.
schools with grant applications submitted
division levels to the individual schools
to their respective Division Offices and found to be eligible under the terms and conditions of this set of guidelines. 106.Eligible Activities and Expenditure
with the intent bringing together the school
heads, teachers, students as well as the
expenditure items within the parameters
parents, the local government units, and
set out in the NPSBE Loan Agreement
and which are recognized as reimbursable
by the World Bank.
effective schools. 107.School Grant Proposal – A school 102.Grant – The funding facility authorized to be
program/or project proposal that primarily focuses on the development of ideal or
operations, also known as the SBM
Support and Installation Fund or the SBM
environment for children based on the
accepted/approved SIP/AIP submitted to the
proposed project and shows budgetary
whose performance indicators have been
computed as way below standards.
assistance in the form of a grant. 111. 4Ps Program – It is a poverty reduction 108.Implementing Units – It refers to the
measure of the Philippine government that
secondary schools that maintain separate
focuses on human capital investment in
book of accounts.
the poorest of the poor households in the country.
109.Non-implementing Units – It refers to public elementary and secondary schools
without separate book of accounts that are
under the direct supervision of the division
municipalities covered by the 4Ps program
managed by DSWD.
110. High Priority Divisions – These refer to the 40 highly challenged DepEd divisions
113. 7m x 9m classroom – The conventional design of classroom to be adopted fo