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Pilot Implementation

of the Special Science


Elementary School
Project
(Year 1, Year 2, Year 3)
Objectives:
The Pilot Implementation of the SSES
Project
 Determines the qualities that science
inclined learners possess;
 Describes the characteristics of a good
SSES; and
 Determines the factors inputted into the
SSES that significantly contribute to the
improved performance of the learners
involved in the study.
SSES Pilot Implementation Scheme

A. Time Frame
3rd Year Implementation
2009-2010

2nd
Year Implementation
2008-2009

1st Year
Implementation
2007-2008

Gr. I Gr. II Gr. III Gr. IV Gr. V Gr. VI


 Start SY 2007-2008 in Grades I and II in
57 selected schools in 16 regions.
 Expand to two grades levels a year of
pilot implementation until all grade levels
shall have been included.
 After third year of implementation,
evaluate to find out the impact of the
project as basis for
expansion/institutionalization.
B. Selection of the Pilot Schools
• Selection of Schools – Fifty-seven (57) pilot
schools were selected based on:
 Above average performance in the division, regional,
and national achievement tests;
 Strong leadership of the school head,
dedicated/committed teachers and supportive parents
and community;
 Willing of the school, their perspective regional and
division offices to participate; and
 Availability of facilities and equipment relevant to
science and technology
2. Selection of Teachers
Teachers should:
b. Be willing to participate in the project;
c. Not retirable within the next 5 years;
d. Possess good moral character and positive
work ethics;
e. Have specialization in Science and/or relevant
training and/or has teaching experience in
Science for at least 3 years with VS
performance rating; and
f. Be willing to undergo and attend professional
development programs/studies
Preference should be given to
teachers:
 with ICT orientation or willing to
undergo in ICT
 With experience in conducting
research; and
 Have initiated innovations in teaching
science and/or math
2. a Selection of Learners
(Yr 1 2007-2008)
Criteria Grade I (35 Pupils) Grade II (35 pupils)

Age 6 yrs old up to 6 7 yrs old up to 7 yrs


yrs & 11 mos. & 11 mos.
Academic Readiness/ Top 50 based on Top 15-20% of Gr. I pupil
Performance SReA population; top 50 pupils
who passed the screening
test in Science, English &
Math administered by
RO/CO
Mental Ability 115 –up IQ – with the MA administered by RO
Select top 35 from top 50 tested

Parents willingness to
support the project
2. b Selection of Learners
(Yr 2 2008-2009)
Criteria Grade I (35 Pupils) Grade IV (35 pupils)

Age 6 yrs old up to 6 9 yrs old up to 9 yrs


yrs & 11 mos. & 11 mos.
Academic Readiness/ Top 50 based on Top 15-20% of Gr. III pupil
Performance SReA population in the school;
top 50 pupils who passed
the screening test in
Science, English & Math
administered by RO/DO
Mental Ability 115 – up IQ – with the MA tests administered
by RO
Select top 35 from top 50
Parents willingness to
support the project
2. c Selection of Learners
(Yr 3 2009-2010)
Criteria Grade I (35 Pupils) Grade VI (35 pupils)

Age 6 yrs old up to 6 11 yrs old up to 11 yrs


yrs & 11 mos. & 11 mos.
Academic Readiness/ Top 50 based on Top 15-20% ogf Gr. I
Performance SReA pupils in selected schools;
top 50 pupils who passed
the screening test in
Science, English & Math
administered by RO/CO
Mental Ability 115 – up IQ – with the MA administered by RO
Select top 35 from top 50

Parents willingness to
support the project
Retention within the Program
 A student shall be retained in the SSES
provided that the following are satisfied:
2. No grade below 80% for any subject in
any grading period.
3. Final rating of 85% in Science, English
and Mathematics.
4. Continuously exhibits character traits as
defined in the Standards for SSES
Learners”. Refer to Section II of this
Guidelines on the “Learner”.
Sample Ranking Process:
Names of Final Rank Achieve- Rank Ave Final
Students Grade ment of the Rank
(top 15- (Gen. Test 2
20%) Ave -2 Results ranks)
dec. (Ave %
places) score
James 90.15 1 89 3 2 1.5
Fe 89.67 3 94 2 2.5 3
Jess 88.23 5 95 1 2 1.5
Beth 87.35 10 88 9 9.5 5
What if -
 There are students having the same final rank
for the last slot (50) in the prescreening?

The higher average percentage score in the


achievement test shall prevail.

 There are students having the same final rank


for the last slot (35) in the final screening)?

The higher score in the MA test shall


prevail.
 Students, who do not meet the criteria despite
remediation by teachers with the assistance of the
parents, shall be advised to move to regular
program in the succeeding school year. Parents,
however, may voluntarily pull-out their child any
time within school year.

Transferees to the Program


• Transferees to the SSES program may be admitted
to Grade 2 and Grade 3 only if slots are available.
The rule for screening/selecting Grade 2 entrants
during the 1st year of Pilot Implementation shall
apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
A.1 Central Office
The Central Office through the BEE shall:
 Provide leadership, guidance, and supervision
over the SSES project including project
implementation framework, guidelines and
standards conduct advocacy and information
dissemination to the regional offices;
 Provide logistics and technical support
including financial assistance for training
programs, monitoring and evaluation of the
project implementation
Duties and Responsibilities
A.1 Central Office (cont’)
 Provide and/or administer screening
tests to student-candidates:
Grades 1 & 2 - 1st year
Grades 1 & 4 - 2nd year
Grades 1 & 6 - 3rd year
Duties and Responsibilities
 A.2 Regional Office
 Overall responsibility for the initiation and
implementation of SSES project including
establishing linkages between the SSES and the
Regional Science High School for technical
assistance, training and evaluation;
 The EED shall initiate and take the lead in the
implementation, supervision, monitoring and
evaluation of SSES project;
 Regional Science and SPED Supervisors/
coordinators shall be designated as focal persons
for the project;
Duties and Responsibilities
A.2 Regional Office (Cont’)
 Conduct advocacy and information
dissemination to the Division Offices;
 Administer Mental Ability tests to student-
candidates;
 Conduct the final screening of the new
candidates; and
 Prepare the final list of the qualifiers to the SSES
project.
Duties and Responsibilities
 A.3 Division Office
SDS shall have the overall responsibility for the initiation
and implementation of SSES project and shall be
assisted preferably by Division Science and SPED
Supervisors/Coordinators including the following:
3. dissemination of information regarding the project;
4. integration of the project into the Division overall school
program;
5. provision of assistance to school heads and teachers
through INSET seminars and workshops;
6. assisting in the prescreening of the new student-
candidates
7. monitors the screening process and the assigning of
teachers to the SSES project; and
8. monitor periodically the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
A.4 District Office
 The District Supervisor shall have the
responsibility for instructional supervision of
SSES project or perform any function designated
by the SDS.
A.5 The School
 The School Head shall have the over-all
responsibility for administrative management and
instructional leadership of the SSES project.
Duties and Responsibilities
A. 5 The School (cont’)
The Teacher has the following major roles:
 A role model in implementing SSES in classroom
through science enhance instruction
 A facilitator of science learning in the classroom
 An agent of knowledge generation to enrich the science
curriculum
 A mentor with a deep sense of commitment and right
attitude towards SSES project
Duties and Responsibilities
The teacher has the following major responsibilities:
 Apply inputs on contents and strategies in
teaching/providing learning opportunities
 Prepare lesson plans and instructional materials
anchored on the SSES curriculum
 Update oneself with the current information and
strategies in facilitating science learning through
subscriptions of professional books and
attendance to seminars/workshops
 Cooperate/coordinate fully with the principal and
co-teachers on the activities related to SSES
Duties and Responsibilities
On Pupil Development, the teacher’s responsibilities
are to:
 Ensure increase in the MPS by at least 5
 Track pupil academic progress using quantitative
and qualitative monitoring forms
 Guide pupils towards activities that foster scientific
thinking and culture
 Encourage parent cooperation and involvement in
improving pupil’s academic performance
Duties and Responsibilities
A.4 Other Stakeholders
Home (Parents/Guardians)
 Provide assistance to children in terms of moral and
financial support;
 Monitor progress and behavior change of their children;
 Provide feedback to teachers of any behavior change
observed;
 Give children opportunity to practice what they have
learned from school;
 Encourage their children to actively participate/excel in
the developmental activities provided; and
 Get involved in school activities regularly
Pilot Implementation Procedures
CO, RO, DO, Schools
2. Conduct advocacy and information dissemination
in Central, Regional, and Division Offices and in
Schools and Communities
c. Orientation/training of the selected teachers and
principals/school heads of the pilot schools;
d. Submission of “Statement of Commitment” of
school/division to project;
e. School-level advocacy and orientation (for teachers,
parents and other stakeholders)
Pilot Implementation Procedures
1. Screening of SSES Student-Candidates
2.1 Initial screening of SSES student-candidates
by school
Administration of SReA to Grade 1 candidates
Requirements: birth certificate and signed
agreement by parents
2.2 Processing of SSES student-candidates to
determine the top 50 candidates each for both
grades and preparation of list of qualities for
Final Screening by Division
Pilot Implementation Procedures
2.3 Final Screening
a) Administration of mental ability
tests for SSES Top 50 Grades student-
candidates to determine the top 35 final
qualifiers for each grade and school by
the Regional Office
b) Preparation of the list of the 35
qualifiers for each grade and school by
the Regional Office (copy furnished
Central Office, Division Office and the
respective schools)
3. Schedule of Classes
a) Scheduling of classes shall follow the
standard procedures in regular
procedures in regular classes except for
inclusion of Science in Grades 1 & 2 as
a subject.
b) Science, Mathematics and English
subjects shall be 60 minutes for Grades
1-3 and 90 minutes for Grades 4-6.
(60 min 1-6) (90 min – science, 60 min– math & eng)
(90 min– 1-3, 60 min – 4-6) (60 min 1-3 & 80/90 for science)
Pilot Implementation Procedures

2. Regular rules apply in grading system and


selection of honors in SSES.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation of SSES
- Process, Input and Output monitoring shall
be undertaken by the Central, Region,
Division and District Offices and by School
which can be announced/scheduled or
whenever necessary.
SSES Implementation
 Follow/abide strictly with the guidelines for
the implementation of the project
 Advocate the SSES project to fellow
teachers and the school stakeholders
 Cooperate with the principal and co-
teachers in the conduct of activities related
to SSES
Thank you