Students and teachers take part in a pilot project between GAIN and Department of Education - Valenzuela City, with the aim to trailblaze the education system and establish International Standards in English Proficiency.
The Philippines ranked the lowest in English, Math, and Science among 58 countries that took the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test. Other international assessments show the Philippines lagging behind other Southeast Asian countries in English language proficiency. One of the significant root causes for this dismal performance is the absence of national targets. Starting with English, GAIN proposes the use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) used by most of the countries all over the world.
As one if its initiatives to further this advocacy, GAIN partnered with the Department of Education of Valenzuela City on a pilot project with the aim to trailblaze the education system and establish International Standards in Proficiency.
The project was participated by teachers and students from selected High Schools in Valenzuela City, who took the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) last April 29, 2022. Test results served as a framework of reference to provide policy and curriculum recommendations to upskilling English teachers, improving the achievement levels of students in national and international tests, and making available free learning resources for teachers and students.