Results of the FY 2021 NQESH for School Heads

Results of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Qualifying Examination for School Heads

03 NOV 2022

DepEd MEMORANDUM No. 100s 2022


Undersecretaries Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads All Others Concerned

1. The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD), announces the Results of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH), which was successfully conducted through a remote online modality on July 31, 2022. From 6,000 examinees, there were 5,966 (99.43%) who were admitted to the online platform and took the test, of which 5,954 (99.80%) were able to complete the examination. 

2. The examination consists of conceptual and situational critical thinking questions aligned with the standards set by the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) as stipulated in DepEd Order No. 024 s. 2020 or the National Adoption and Implementation of the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads using the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy as an underpinning framework.

3. In determining the qualified examinees, the responses of the examinees were quantitatively analyzed employing the Rasch Model. The procedure computes question difficulty and candidate ability on the same scale. The questions in NQESH were of widely varying levels of difficulty and this characteristic of the examination was considered in computing the NQESH takers overall scores. This procedure identifies the proficiency of takers' understanding in becoming a school head instead of the usual pass or fail scores.

The candidate's ability scores produced by the Rasch Model were transformed from the logit scale to construct an order of merit expressed on a numerical scale that ranges from 0 to 100 percent, which is used to identify those qualifying or progressing to the next stage of the selection process for school heads. The order of merit can be thought of as a Dimension of Preparedness for aspiring school heads. The procedure applied does not employ constructs such as pass or fail grades as these constructs have become less appropriate for the selection of prospective school heads. Instead, three categories of achievement were identified as Category A, Category B, and Category C.

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