Checkmyschool (CMS) envisions public schools with quality services and better education performance, enabled by involved citizens, empowered communities and a responsive government. CMS helps schools improve education services through ICT-enabled citizen monitoring, and constructive citizen-government engagement guided by the principles of social accountability and transparency, to become a leading, sustainable, and competent program that can be adapted globally.
Checkmyschool (CMS) is a participatory monitoring initiative that aims to improve service delivery in public education by promoting social accountability and transparency. It 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), the legally mandated office responsible for regulating, monitoring, and managing the delivery of public education services. CMS works closely with DepEd and other relevant government offices in resolving school issues. CMS empowers citizens and engages local government offices in dialogue and collaborative problem-solving. School communities are engaged to monitor the service of DepEd through data collection, information sharing, feedback sending, and issue resolution. This is made possible through the combined use of digital technology and community mobilization.