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History of the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association, Inc. (PEMEA)

The Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Inc. (PEMEA) is a professional organization of educational measurement and
evaluation specialists, researchers, and educators in the Philippines created in August 2008.

The PEMEA was born during the National Conference on Educational Measurement and Evaluation (NCEME) on August 6-8, 2008,
held at Hotel Benilde in Manila. The conduct of the NCEME was organized by Dr. Leticia M. Asuzano and Dr. Rose Marie Salazar-Clemeña,

Co-Directors of the Institute of Educational Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (IEMES) in collaboration with

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Center for Learning and Performance Assessment.

It was meant to be a venue for the trained professionals who were graduates of the Master of Science in Educational Measurement
and Evaluation (MSEDMEV) of De La Salle University, Manila, to promote quality assessment practices in the Philippines. The
theme of the conference “Developing a Culture of Assessment in Learning Organizations'' has invited assessment practitioners and
professionals to discuss the latest trends, practices, and technologies in educational measurement and evaluation in the Philippines.

PEMEA's goals as a professional organization are the following:

  • to promote standards in various areas of education through appropriate and proper assessment.

  • to provide technical assistance to educational institutions in the area of instrumentation, assessment practices, benchmarking, and process of attaining standards.

  • to enhance and maintain the proper practice of measurement and evaluation in both local and international level.

  • to enrich the theory, practice, and research in evaluation and measurement in the Philippines.

With these purposes in mind, the first batch of PEMEA Board of Trustees (BOT) was elected in 2008. The elected officers and
members were as follows:

  • Dr. Richard DLC Gonzales as Founding President and Chairman (University of Santo Tomas Graduate School)

  • Neil O. Pariñas as Vice President (De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde)

  • Dr. Lina A. Miclat as Secretary (De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde)

  • Dr. Marife M. Mamauag as Treasurer (De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde)

  • Dr. Belen M. Chu as PRO (Philippine Academy of Sakya)

The other founding board members elected were:

  • Dr. Carlo Magno (De La Salle University, Manila)

  • Dr. Dennis Alonzo (University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City)

  • Dr. Paz H. Diaz (Miriam College)

  • Ma. Lourdes M. Franco (Center for Educational Measurement)

  • Ms. Jimelo S. Tipay (De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde)

  • Dr. Evelyn Y. Sillorequez (Western Visayas State University)

In the succeeding year, the founding BOT organized the 2nd NCEME. It was then planned that every two years, it shall conduct its
international conference. PEMEA will also offer Continuing Professional Development Programs anytime in the year.
In 2010, the PEMEA was also registered at the Securities of Exchange Commission and became an affiliate member of the
International Test Commission. PEMEA also started publishing its professional journal, the Educational Measurement and
Evaluation Review (EMER) with Dr. Carlo Magno as its first Editor-in-Chief, together with the Assessment Handbook, a specialty
division publication.

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