/ 21 April 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has strengthened its research culture by institutionalizing the use of its quality control checklist for completed basic and action research.

“Research enables us to keep moving forward and guide our decision-making skills in education reform. I am grateful for all those who continue to contribute to our pool of studies,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

“This tool will help us finetune our outputs and enable us to make better decisions, come up with better programs, and find the areas of improvement,” Briones added.

The QCC provides specific criteria and can be utilized as a tool in evaluating the quality of completed studies for the acceptance of the Basic Education Research Fund, archiving in the research portal and identifying technical assistance for researchers/grantees.

In February this year, the DepEd called for the submission of proposals and interim guidelines for BERF. The QCC will guide the evaluation process on the submitted proposals if they meet the criteria set by the department.

To speed up the adaptation of the field offices to the QCC, various divisions of DepEd will cascade the QCC down the line.

These divisions will monitor and gather feedback on the use of QCC and the challenges encountered by the stakeholders.

They will also initiate the revision and updating of the QCC to reflect the requirements of research management.