We’ve shared some of our most frequently asked questions to help you out!
The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization committed to help schools improve the quality of their educational programs through sound assessment and research. CEM has been the pioneer provider of locally-developed assessment instruments since 1978.
To know more about CEM, see About Us.
CEM’s distinct advantage is its pioneering efforts in bringing to the classroom locally-developed tests attuned to the Philippine setting. CEM helps and guides its stakeholders use test data to improve teaching and learning, enhance curriculum and instruction and make informed decisions.
CEM has developed more than 60 tests that assess student academic achievement, aptitudes, and career choices. These tests are classified as:
Tools to Measure Competencies in the Basic Education
Tools for Assessing Potential for Higher Academic Work
Tools for Career Decision Making
Tools for Special Purposes
To know more about these tests, see Products.
CEM tests are standardized tests. They are normed locally and developed using a rigorous and systematic process which is based on internationally-accepted and widely-used standards in test development. Test results are thoroughly reported and interpreted to users.
CEM does not sell any tests. It only provides testing services and charges a minimal fee for the test administration.
Service fee ranges from Php80.00 to Php 260.00 per test. The rate varies depending on the type of test, number of tests to be taken, and purpose. Fees are exclusive of VAT and other prevailing government taxes
As of the moment, all CEM tests are in paper-and-pencil format.
Professional Development Programs are complementary programs provided exclusively to member schools and test users.
The programs are designed to help school administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors build competencies and skills in improving school curriculum and instructional program.
To qualify, the school must be a member of CEM; and/or uses CEM tests as part of their assessment plan to improve instructional program.
For more information about the programs, see Services.
You can register online your membership here. The annual membership fee is Php2,000.00.
Schools located outside Metro Manila may get in touch through the nearest CEM Center Coordinator in your area.
Filled-out application can be send directly to CEM main office:
|Post mail:||Mr. John Ray M. Dela Cruz
Director for Operations
Center for Educational Measurement, Inc.
24th Floor Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower
2210 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
As CEM Member School, the following benefits and privileges are given:
Yes. However, the school may not get the special discounts on test fees, rebates on early payments, free participation to annual conference, and other benefits that are applicable ONLY to a registered member school.
Yes. However, CEM will have to review first the curriculum of your child’s home-school program and affiliation. A CEM representative will attend to your request and verify if the contents of your child’s home-school program matches with the contents of the CEM tests in basic education. This is to make sure that the tests could adequately measure your child's learning in basic education.
Reviewing of a school program is a regular activity performed by CEM when a school applies to take the tests on basic education.