What is Checkmyschool?
Checkmyschool (CMS), a participatory monitoring program that aims to improve service delivery in public education by promoting social accountability and transparency was established in 2011 as a joint initiative of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA—EAP) Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Education (DepEd). CMS makes use of the ANSA—EAP’s formula to exact social accountability through constructive engagement and citizen monitoring.
The CMS works closely with DepEd and other government offices in the resolution of school issues by empowering citizens to engage government in dialogue and collaborative problem-solving. School communities are engaged in monitoring the services of the DepEd through data collection, data provision, sending feedback and facilitating resolution of school issues. Digital media is also utilized for this end.
CMS works on a blended approach by combining digital media and community mobilization. The digital platforms ar website, social media, and mobile technology, which allow people to share information and send feedback. Its community mobilization approach involves partnership building with different stakeholders such as the school communities, local government units, local DepEd offices, youth and community organizations, academe and other government agencies.
CMS envisions public schools with quality services and better education performance, enabled by involved citizens, empowered communities, and a responsive government.