This study investigated the influence of In-serve training programs attended by elementary school teachers and the level of their competence in the Division of Cabadbaran City. Further, this study gathered information in the In-service trainings attended by teachers and their level of competence on content, assessment and teaching strategies as rated by their respective school heads. In addition, the significant influence on the attendance of in-service trainings on the level of teachers’ competence was also tested.
This study used the descriptive- correlational survey design with 332 public elementary school teachers as respondents through purposive sampling. A researcher-made questionnaire was used and data were quantified through a five-point Likert scale. To analyze the data gathered, frequency percentage, weighted mean and Mann-Whitney were the statistical tools used.
The researcher found out that most of the teachers were able to attend in-service trainings on teaching strategies and content while few were able to attend in-service trainings on assessment. Though most of the teachers were trained on content, their individual performance ratings still revealed that their knowledge on content still needs to be intensified. Further, findings revealed that there was no significant influence on the attendance of in-service trainings on content and teaching strategies of teachers on their level of competence. However, attendance to in-service trainings have high influence on teachers’ competence on assessment.
Therefore, it was concluded that teachers were already conversant with content and teaching strategies than in the assessment of learning outcomes. With this conclusion, it was recommended that more in-service trainings on assessment be conducted to teachers.