The TSNA Tool is a self-assessment exercise that is introduced by the School Head/NCBTS Coordinator through an orientation process in order for the teacher-respondents to understand its importance and thus reflectively respond to the instrument. The Tool in electronic format (Excel) is contained on a compact disk (CD) with an auto-scoring system. Each teacher may be given an individual CD or may respond to the TSNA tool from a file installed on a common computer. It takes an average of one hour to accomplish the instrument. The scores and individual profile of the teacher in the seven domains with corresponding strands and performance indicators are electronically generated instantly upon completion of the instrument. There is no time limit imposed for completing the instrument. Self-Administration of the TSNA Tool A. The TSNA Responses The instrument contains clusters of KSAs specific to a particular performance indicator with a common stem: “At what level do I…” Considering that the NCBTS-TSNA tool is intended for self-assessment and not for performance ratings, the responses to the items are expressed qualitatively i.e. High (H), Satisfactory (S), Fair (F), and Low (L). The reference codes presented below guide the respondent in registering her/his self-assessment for each KSA:

Code Interpretation

H My level of competence in the KSA is high. This is my strength, although not a priority training & development need.


S My level of competence in the KSA is satisfactory but I would benefit from further training & development


F My level of competence in the KSA is fair and I need further training & development as a priority.


L My level of competence in the KSA is low. I urgently need training and development

( Low)

B. The Electronic Self-Assessment Tool

This Electronic Self-Assessment Template consists of three worksheets labelled as:

¨ “Teacher Profile” – pink-colored tab and a data-entry form for teacher respondent’s personal and professional data

¨ “Self-Assessment” – green-colored tab is the TSNA instrument

¨ “Summary” – yellow-colored tab displays the result of assessment after all TSNA items have been accomplished

1. Fill in the Teacher Profile. Data provided here shall feed into the Human Resource Information System of DepEd

2. After completing the Teacher Profile, proceed to the Self-Assessment Worksheet by clicking on the “Self Assessment” tab

3. In the Self Assessment worksheet, click on the appropriate checkbox that corresponds to your answer for each KSA

3.1 As a checkbox is ticked, the row color turns blue indicating that the response/answer is accepted

3.2 When more than one answer is provided for one KSA, the row color turns red indicating an erroneous answer

Only one answer must be provided for each KSA, hence only one checkbox ticked.

4. Upon successfully completing all items, message “Click Summary Worksheet to view results” is displayed.

Click Summary Worksheet to view interpretation of assessment results.

Note : Automatic scoring is not enabled when any one of the items in the worksheet has not been answered and/or two

answers were provided for one KSA. In this case, the message “ERROR” is displayed. Review answers giving special

attention to red and grey colored rows.

Interpreting and Consolidation of the TSNA Profiles
TSNA results may be interpreted using the scale scores or the percentage scores. Upon completion of the NCBTS-TSNA Tool, an obtained score whether an average of the domain, strand or performance indicator, is interpreted using the appropriate indices in the chart below. A score to be interpreted may either be an average of a particular domain, or a strand or a specific performance indicator as the case may be.

Range Level of Teaching Competence

Scale scores % Scores

3.51-4.00 87.51% – 100% Expert. Very competent and can support other teacher’s improvement

2-51-3.50 62.51% – 87.50% Experienced. Competent in the KSA but would benefit from further training and development

1.51-2.50 37.51% – 62.50% Developing. Fairly competent in KSA and need further training and development

1.00-1.50 25.00% – 37.50% Beginning. Lacking competence in KSA and require urgent training and development

The electronic version also provides profiles on the categories for Knowledge, Skills and Attitude. Learning needs and strengths along these dimensions may also be inferred from the TSNA results.
Consolidation of TSNA results is done electronically to report on TSNA of a given school, cluster or Division.
Utilization of TSNA Results for the Development of IPPDs
The TSNA Individual Profile is used for the development of the teacher’s IPPD. The identified learning needs therein are appraised by the teacher while taking into consideration the priorities set by the school for its future development. It is important that the teachers develop themselves in order to contribute towards addressing the most urgent needs and the priorities identified by the school. The IPPD is therefore prepared by the teachers to identify their training needs in line with their own priorities and those of the school. A separate document has been developed detailing the concepts and procedures related to the preparation of IPPDs.


  1. 1 rohan j. patron February 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    how can i use the ncbts/tsna in answering elctronically? hindi po ako makasagot saan po b ako pupuntang site para makapagsagot po ako? tsaka pwede po ba makakuha ng manual computation ng ncbts/tsna… in cases na katulad ko po na hindi sanay sa computer at wala pong computer sa bahay po? at nakiki computer lang po sa labas… salamat po. Godbless po

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