National Standardized Testing (NST) Program

School of Tomorrow®, Philippines (SOT®P), in partnership with the Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM), designed its National Standardized Testing (NST) Program to measure students' knowledge and skills and level of performance based on national curriculum standards. It aims to provide objective feedback, identify specific strengths and areas for improvement, design exercises to reinforce learning, and devise intervention programs to address learning gaps.

SOT®P has been promoting this testing program, over the years, not just to serve as an external validation of the effectivity of our curriculum compared to the national norm but also to see areas for improvement, enhancement, or career guidance.

This year, SOT®P will make use of CEM’s paper-based assessments, which will be administered in different test venues nationwide. These tests will serve as an external validating measurement of the strengths and weaknesses of SOT®P’s system of learning as students are back on site. The test results will also help learning center supervisors track their students’ learning progress during this transition period.


CEM K to 12 Achievement Tests in Math and Science

These standardized tests measure student learning in school in the K to 12 context using multiple-choice items developed systematically by a team of content experts normed locally and maintained regularly. It will determine your students’ level of proficiency in Mathematics and Science subjects.

CEM Reading Test

This test is designed to measure the English reading skills of elementary or high school students at a specific exit point in the educational ladder.

• Determine an individual or group’s progress in reading skills in the English language
• Place students in special class programs according to their knowledge and skills in reading
• Evaluate school performance against the national norm per grade level
• Identify areas of strengths/weaknesses as bases for the improvement of teaching strategies
• Design faculty development programs in teaching reading

Elementary Level Competency Measure (ELCOM)

• A 150-item readiness test for high school academic work administered to elementary school graduates.
• Measures students’ mental ability (Nonverbal Reasoning) and acquired cognitive abilities in Verbal English and Filipino, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning in elementary school
• Yields two indicators of scholastic potential for high school – Elementary Level Competency (ELC) and General Scholastic Aptitude (GSA)
• Comes with reports for individual students (Examinee Report Form) and institutions (Masterlist of Tests Results and Institutional Performance Profile)

Philippine Aptitude Classification Test (PACT)

PACT is a 240-item battery test made up of 18 subtests grouped into 2 parts: Speed and Power tests, which can be administered to students in grade 9 up to first year college.

• Employs rigorous research-based and internationally-accepted test development process
• Measures several aptitudes or dimensions that are useful in classifying students into different fields of study
• Places students in the educational program or career when they would most likely succeed
• Helps guidance personnel in educational and vocational counseling
• Complements other assessment tools such as CEM Profiler, personality tests, motivation surveys/questionnaires

CEM Career Interest Profiler (CEM Profiler)

The 115-item CEM Profiler is administered to junior and senior high school students.

• Discover your students’ level of interest across 14 occupational groups by looking at their Interest Scores and their corresponding Interest Categories
• Create career guidance programs that expose your students to various occupations, including those that are popular, ‘hard-to-fill’ and ‘in-demand’
• Guide students in exploring their potential career options
• Increase their knowledge and awareness of potential career areas through the CEM Database Occupational Information (CEM-DOI) so they can envision how they will fit in the world of work
• Inform parents about their child’s career interests and choices so they can provide the necessary support for their child’s decision

Readiness Test for Senior High School (RTSH)

The RTSH is a 200-item standardized admission test designed to measure the academic competence and potential of incoming senior high school students with respect to their preferred track or strand. It reports students’ overall scores as well as their scores in each subtest and content area covered in the test.

RTSH Subtests:

• English covers competencies essential in assessing students’ reading and writing skills.
• Science comprises of items that test students’ knowledge and understanding of earth, life and physical sciences and their relevance to everyday living.
• Mathematics includes topics that are crucial in evaluating students’ skills in solving mathematical problems relating to patterns and algebra, geometry, business math, probability and statistics and their applications in real-life contexts.
• Inductive Reasoning measures the mental ability of students, particularly on the ability to perceive relationships among stimuli and draw a logical conclusion or infer a general rule.

Readiness Test for Colleges and Universities (RTCU)

This 120-multiple choice test is administered to applicants seeking admission to college. The RTCU is a locally developed and normed instrument based on CHED’s College Readiness Standards. Its comprehensive and easy-to-understand assessment reports allow you to:

• Assess your students’ level of preparedness for tertiary-level instruction
• Determine their pre-college proficiency in English, Mathematics and Science
• Classify them based on test performance
• Make college admission decisions based on data

RTCU Subtests:

• English measures skills in reading, writing, and the fundamentals of listening and speaking which are measurable through a paper-and-pencil test.
• Science measures skills on scientific inquiry in the areas of Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth, and Environmental Science.
• Mathematics measures computing, representing, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.


Grade Level Test(s) to be Administered Testing Fee Duration per Test
Grades 3 and 4 K-12 Achievement Tests (Mathematics and Science) and Reading Test (Level 1) Php 900.00 Math: 1 hour 20 minutes
Science: 1 hour 20 minutes
Reading: 1 hour 30 minutes
Grade 5 K-12 Achievement Tests (Mathematics and Science) and Reading Test (Level 2) Php 900.00 Math: 1 hour 20 minutes
Science: 1 hour 20 minutes
Reading: 1 hour 30 minutes
Grade 6 Elementary Level Competency Measure (ELCOM) Php 400.00 2 hours 30 minutes
Grades 7 and 8 K-12 Achievement Tests (Mathematics and Science) and Reading Test (Level 3) Php 900.00 Math: 1 hour 20 minutes
Science: 1 hour 20 minutes
Reading: 1 hour 30 minutes
Grade 9 Philippine Aptitude Classification Test (PACT) and CEM Career Interest Profiler (CEM Profiler) Php 700.00 PACT: 2 hours 40 minutes
CEM Profiler: 1 hour 20 minutes
Grade 10 Readiness Test for Senior High (RTSH) Php 400.00 3 hours
Grades 11 and 12 Readiness Test for Colleges and Universities (RTCU) Php 400.00 2 hours 30 minutes

Testing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Date Testing Venue Location
March 19, 2024 Dumaguete City Lifegiver Christian Academy, Inc. KM. 5 Jose Romero Rd. Junob Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200
March 20, 2024 Metro Lucena Integrated Learning Center, Inc. – Tayabas Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Isabang, Tayabas City, Quezon
March 21, 2024 Cebu Bob Hughes Christian Academy, Inc. 55 Katipunan St. Brgy. Calamba, Cebu City, Cebu 6000
Eden Grace Academy International (EGAI), Inc. Block 21, Lot 1, Ana Ros Village, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Golden Treasure Baptist Academy 2909 E. Rodriguez St. Malibay, Pasay City, Metropolitan Manila 1300
Landmark Baptist Academy Jardinville Subd., Cogon / San Ignacio, Gubat, Sorsogon
Metro Dipolog Baptist Academy Km. 3, Highway Upper Turno, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
Philippine Christian School of Tomorrow MJS Ave. Levitown Executive Village Brgy. Don Bosco, Parañaque City, Metropolitan Manila 1711
Shekinah Christian Training Center Tropical Palace Resort Hotel, Kirishima St. BF Homes Las Piñas City, Metropolitan Manila 1750
Tagaytay Christian Academy, Inc. In His Presence Christian Church #9081, Calamba Road Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City, Cavite 4120
April 04, 2024 Jesus' Flock Academy Foundation, Inc. (Marikina) Kaunlaran St. Marcos Highway Tayug, Brgy. Kalumpang, Marikina City, Metropolitan Manila 1801

For those who will be taking the SPECIAL National Standardized Test (NST) in Davao City, there are very limited seats available so please coordinate as soon as possible with Ms. Nerliza Ignacio of the Executive Support Services (ESS) at 8822-9663 loc. 206, available from 8 AM to 4 PM, or send an email to for the registration details.

Testing Schedules for Davao Special NST: March 20, 21, or 22, 2024

Testing Venue and Location:
CEM Branch Office
C. Villa Abrille & Sons Business Center
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City 8000


Registration Form for NST 2024 will be sent to your official email address, or it can be downloaded from SOT®P’s website,

Remit your payment to:

Pacific Rim Educational Foundation Inc.
Metrobank Better Living Branch
Savings Account #0813-0815-1393-8

Deposits Slips must be duly identified by writing the name of the school on the said slip. Please indicate that it is for “National Standardized Testing”.

To complete your registration, kindly send your PROOF OF PAYMENT to and write: “Attention: MISS MARJORIE LOSTE”.


March 15, 2024