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National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) Technical Working Group

For guidance in the application process and other matters relative to the conduct of the 2021 NQESH, enclosed is the Enclosure No. 2 of DepEd Memorandum No. 33, s. 2022 titled 2021 National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) Technical Working Group (TWG) Composition and Responsibilities.

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National Technical Working Group (NTWG)

  1. The NTWG shall be comprised of the following:

a. The Chair of the NTWG shall be the Undersecretary for Human Resource and Organizational Development;

b. The Vice-Chair shall be the Director IV of the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD);

c. The National Program Manager shall be the Project Development Officer V of BHROD – Human Resource Development Division (HRDD); and

d. The Secretariat and Focal Office shall be the BHROD – HRDD.

  1. The NTWG shall give the overall directions, oversee administration, and supervision of the 2021 National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH).
  2. They shall provide policy directions and issue policy guidelines that shall contain the testing objectives, standards, structures, procedures, and schedule; and ensure that these are adhered to accordingly.
  3. They shall establish the necessary systems and processes that will warrant efficient, effective, and timely conduct of the test.
  4. They shall oversee the preparation for the conduct of the 2021 NQESH which includes the development of test items and online system and ensure integrity and confidentiality of the test.
  5. They shall disseminate information and facilitate the conduct of the Central, Regional, and Schools Division orientations for all personnel involved in the preparation and administration of the test.
  6. They shall announce the results of the 2021 NQESH through a DepEd Memorandum.
  7. They shall conduct a post-evaluation activity in aid of future conduct of the test.
  8. The NTWG shall perform other tasks as may be assigned in aid of the successful conduct of the 2021 NQESH.

Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG)

  1. The RTWG shall be comprised of the following:

a. The Chair of the RTWG shall be the Regional Director;

b. The Vice-Chair shall be the Assistant Regional Director;

c. The Regional Project Manager shall be the Chief Education Supervisor of the Quality Assurance Division (RO-QAD);

d. The members shall include the Regional Accountant, Regional Budget Officer, Regional Cashier Section Personnel, Regional Information Technology Officer (ITO), and the designated Regional Testing Coordinator/s.

e. The Secretariat and Focal Office shall be the RO-QAD.

  1. The RTWG shall oversee the overall direction, administration, and supervision of the 2021 NQESH in the region, in accordance with national policies and guidelines.
  2. The RTWG Chair and Regional Project Director shall be the official and authorized signatory of all regional issuances and documents related to the conduct of the 2021 NQESH. The RTWG Vice-Chair and Regional Deputy Project Director shall assume the function of the RTWG Chair and Project Director in the absence of the latter.
  3. The RTWG shall do the proper coordination with the NTWG with regard to the directions, preparation, administration, and supervision of the test.
  4. The RTWG, through the Regional Project Manager, with the assistance of the Regional Budget Officer and the Regional Accountant, shall take charge of the preparation and approval of the budget proposal for the conduct of the 2021 NQESH.
  5. The RTWG shall be in-charge of the information dissemination to all test takers and the conduct of regional orientations to all personnel involved in the administration of the test. This shall be led by the Regional Project Manager with the assistance of the Secretariat and Focal Office as well as the Regional Testing Coordinators. The Regional ITO shall provide the necessary technical support in the use and simulation of NQESH Online Application System (OAS).
  6. The RTWG, through the Regional Project Manager with the assistance of the Secretariat and Focal Office, shall validate the documents forwarded by the Schools Division Offices (SDO) through the NQESH-OAS. The Education Program Supervisors (EPS) of the RO-QAD shall serve as the Regional Validators. They shall validate the applications and check the completeness of the documents submitted. They shall compile the submitted RO copy of the Certification of Examination (COE) submitted by SDOs – lower portion of the COE.
  7. The RTWG, through the RO Cashier, shall receive and process the payments of examination fees of qualified test takers based on the master list paid examinees submitted by the SDO Evaluator. The RO Cashier shall be the authorized personnel to issue Individual Official Receipts to qualified applicants. They shall prepare the master list of the Individual Official Receipts indicating the Official Receipt Number.
  8. The RTWG shall identify and designate one (1) personnel who will act as Regional Testing Coordinator. The RO-QAD EPSs shall be prioritized in the designation as Regional Testing Coordinator.
  9. The RTWG, through the Regional Budget Officer, Regional Accountant and RO Cashier, shall ensure that all funds for the purpose are utilized and disbursed in accordance with the existing accounting and auditing rules and regulations. They shall ensure that the necessary financial documents are secured and kept. They shall be in-charge of the payment of honoraria to all eligible personnel involved.
  10. The RTWG, shall identify and submit to the NTWG (through the BHROD-HRDD) the final list of examinees of their respective region.
  11. The RTWG shall ensure that the schedule stipulated in this DepEd Memorandum is adhered to accordingly, unless otherwise changed by the NTWG.
  12. The RTWG shall perform other tasks as may be assigned in aid of the successful conduct of the 2021 NQESH.

Schools Division Technical Working Group (SDTWG)

  1. The SDTWG shall be comprised of the following:

a. The Chair shall be the Schools Division Superintendent (SDS);

b. The Vice-Chair shall be the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent (ASDS);

c. The Division NQESH Coordinator shall be the Chief Education Supervisor of the School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD);

d. The members shall include the Administrative Officer (AO) V, Personnel Officer, SDO Cashier, SDO ITO, and the designated SDO Evaluator/s.

e. The Secretariat and Focal Office shall be the SGOD.

  1. The SDTWG shall oversee the overall direction, administration, and supervision of the 2021 NQESH in the division, in accordance with the national policies and guidelines and regional issuances.
  2. The SDTWG Chair shall be the official and authorized signatory of all division issuances and documents related to the conduct of the 2021 NQESH. The SDTWG Vice-Chair shall assume the function of the SDTWG Chair in the absence of the latter. If the SDO has more than one ASDS, the SDS shall designate one of the ASDSs to be the SDTWG Vice-Chair.
  3. The SDTWG shall do the proper coordination with the RTWG with regard to the directions, preparation, administration, and supervision of the test.
  4. The SDTWG shall be in-charge of the information dissemination to all examinees and the conduct of division orientations to all personnel involved in the administration of the test. This shall be led by the Division PT Coordinator with the assistance of the Secretariat and Focal Office. The Division ITO shall provide the necessary technical support in the use and simulation of the NQESH-OAS.
  5. The SDTWG, through the Division ITO, shall ensure that all applicants are issued with an official DepEd email account prior to the online registration, and/or activate the DepEd email accounts in case of applicants with existing accounts.
  6. The SDTWG, through the SDO evaluator, shall evaluate the qualification of the applicants and the completeness and authenticity of the documents submitted by the applicant and issue the system generated COEs through the NQESH-OAS.
  7. The SDTWG, through the SDO Cashier, shall receive payment of Examination Fees from the qualified test takers.
  8. The SDTWG shall assist the RTWG and shall perform other tasks as may be assigned in aid of the successful conduct of the 2021 NQESH.

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