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CEM Seminar Description and Guidelines
The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. offers seminar-workshops on a variety of topics to its member schools and test subscribers. The goal of these programs is to build the competency of school administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors in developing programs for school improvement.
The seminar-workshops are categorized as school-based and centralized.
A. School-based seminar-workshops are seminars that are requested by CEM member schools and are conducted at the requesting school. These free seminars are part of the benefits of CEM member schools*.
|Classroom Test Construction (CTC)||A two-day seminar-workshop that provides teachers with basic knowledge and skills in writing tests for assessment of classroom instruction.
It includes topics on preparation of table of specifications, item writing to assess different levels of skills, qualitative item analysis, and test interpretation.
Target Participants: Teachers
|Classroom Management (CM)||A two-day seminar-workshop that enhances teachers' understanding of the theoretical basis for classroom management as well as the application of management techniques in a classroom setting. It is designed to train teachers on how to establish and maintain classroom conditions that facilitate effective and efficient instruction and learning.
Target Participants: Teachers
|Homeroom Guidance Program (HGP)||A two-day seminar-workshop designed to develop the skills of homeroom advisers and guidance counselors in the preparation and evaluation of homeroom guidance program at the elementary, secondary and college levels.
It is designed to support school in their efforts toward preparing the youth to successfully handle the intricacy of today's society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-worth. It aims to develop social and life skills, assist in character development, and help them formulate positive personal values and strengthen family relationships. It prepares the students to make right decisions that will help them achieve their full potential.
Target Participants: Homeroom Advisers and Guidance Counselors
*CEM member schools are those that subscribe to the CEM tests and pay annual membership dues.
Guidelines for school-based requests
School-based seminars will be conducted in September, October, November, April, May, and June only. Member schools should send their request letter one month before the proposed schedule. Requests will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- The school has paid membership dues for the current school year
- The school has an active subscription to any CEM tests and has no outstanding balance in test fees
- The resource person for the requested seminar is available on the proposed date
- The proposed date should be in September, October, November, April, May and June only
- The number of participants is not less than 20
- The school has not requested for the same seminar in the past three (3) years
- The school has not received a free seminar within the school year (member schools can only request one free seminar per school year)
Letter of requests should be addressed to:
Ms. Ma. Lourdes M. Franco
Director for Operations & Management Services
Center for Educational Measurement, Inc.
24th Floor, Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower
2210 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Schools may also send their request letter through the CEM coordinators.
B. Centralized seminar-workshops are seminars that are regularly scheduled by CEM and are conducted in one site, either at the CEM head office function room or at any CEM host schools, and attended by different member schools. There are two free centralized seminar-workshops available for CEM member schools and test subscribers, Interpreting and Utilizing CEM Achievement Test Data and Interpreting and Utilizing CEM Career Guidance Test Data. Member schools are sent invitation letters and/or schedules for the centralized seminars.
The Professional Education Program Series is a subsidized paid seminar also offered by CEM.
|Interpreting and Utilizing
The two-day seminar-workshop is designed to build competencies of school administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors in communicating test results to co-educators, parents, students and other lay audiences. The seminar trains participants on how to use the CEM test results to improve curriculum and instruction for student learning.
Target participants: School administrators, teachers, guidance counselors
|Interpreting and Utilizing
CEM Career Guidance
The two-day seminar-workshop is designed to build competencies of guidance counselors in communicating CEM career guidance test results to parents, students and other lay audiences. It trains them how to use the results to help guide students in making good career decisions.
Target participants: Guidance counselors
Program Series (PEPS)
The Professional Education Program Series is an intensive four-day seminar-workshop that aims to strengthen teachers' knowledge in subject matter content and help them develop strategies to stimulate learning among their students. Various PEPS modules in English/Reading, Filipino, Mathematics and Science are available
The modules are designed to expose the participants not only to the usual algorithms and procedures but also to the different activities that will develop higher levels of critical thinking. Topics are linked to their previous knowledge in the different concepts and to how these concepts are used in other areas of learning. The modules ensure that exercises and real-life situations are used to model theories, thus giving more meaning to the concepts, rules and principles discussed.
Target participants: Teachers
NMAT applicants are advised to register online at www.cem-inc.org.ph/nmat. Registration period is from February 3 to March 25, 2014 (Philippine Standard Time).February 28, 2014