National Graduate Tracer Study (GTS 2012): What is it about and how do I participate?

While browsing in Facebook, I read a post from one of my favorite bloggers Ms. Emilian Sison of  LuckyFinds-Shareapic. It is indeed a lucky find because it opened for Special Education Philippines to more opportunities to announce education-related news like teacher seminars and education-related researches for readers of Special Education Philippines.

Why am I supporting this survey?

National Graduate Tracer Study Special Education Philippines

National Graduate Tracer Study Special Education Philippines

According to Knowledge Community, the group behind the survey:

Unemployment continues to be one of the top concerns of the Philippine government. Compared to other Asian economies, the Philippines’ unemployment rate continues to be among the highest in the region during the past five years registering at 7.2% in 2012.”

During the Family Congress, Teacher’s Recess and the K to 12 Conference I have attended, there has been several mentions of job mismatch for our Filipino graduates here in the Philippines. I am hoping that with this research it will give us light on how we can address this issue on job mismatch.

What is the National Graduate Tracer Study (GTS 2012)?

 What is posted here at Special Education Philippines is the exact information sheet that was sent to us by email by Ms. Cecilia Ubarra of Knowledge Community.



About: The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in cooperation with the De La Salle University, a Philippine Higher Education Research Network Center, is conducting a National Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) this year.The study aims to provide information on the employability of graduates and to assess the relevance of higher education programs vis-à-vis expectations of employers. CHED will use the results of the study to monitor quality of programs, prioritize courses for government scholarships and policy development.A major component of the study is an online survey which will be open until October 31, 2012. 
Survey link:
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Duration: Survey will run from July 13 to October 31, 2012
TargetRespondents:   The target respondents are all tertiary-level graduates from batch 2006 to 2010 of 837 Philippine colleges and universities. All levels include graduates of:

  1. bachelor’s degrees
  2. master’s degrees, and
  3. doctoral degrees


Check the list below for the names of participating colleges and universities.


The survey aims to collect a total of 58,000 responses.

 Estimated no. of minutes to complete the survey: 10 minutes


If those ten minutes of your time can help bring light to improve the education system of the Philippines, wouldn’t that be a great ten minutes spent. There are only selected schools who can participate in this survey. I was thinking of adding the list of schools here but changed my mind when I saw that it was 22-pages long. So for the complete list, just check out the Knowledge Community website.


Update as of September 12, 2012 from Ms. Cecilia Ubarra of Knowledge Community:


Three third generation IPads will be raffled off to the participants of the National Graduate Tracer Study. The survey is ONLY “open to Batch 2006 to 2010 graduates of the 837 colleges and universities identified” in the Knowledge Community Website. Winners of the raffle will be asked to submit proof of university credentials so don’t join just to win the IPad. That is NOT the purpose of the study. Cheating will not do you any good in the long run and you might even harm the outcome of the study. Let me just remind readers that in the light of the sought-to-copy issues, it will not sit well on us as a nation if we promote cheating just to get into the raffle.


So again, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. If you are not eligible to join, then share this good news to your family and friends instead.


Graduate Tracer Study IPad Raffle Promo Special Education Philippines

Graduate Tracer Study IPad Raffle Promo Special Education Philippines


Have you heard of the National Graduate Tracer Study (GTS 2012) before you saw this post? Did you participate, if yes why did you and if no, why didn’t you? Tell us what you think about this research in education and if you think it can really help address the issues related in education.

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