GRADING SYSTEM

  1. Academic Grades
    1. Evaluation is an important tool in the educative process. The most commonly used and widely accepted systems in evaluating students’ learning outcomes are both oral and written. The results of such evaluations are interpreted in terms of grades.
    2. The Numerical system of grading shall be used in evaluation of the different subject areas and grades shall be expressed in multiples of one (1).
      1. There shall be four (4) grading periods.
      2. The averaging method shall be used for grading system. This means that the final grade in each subject shall be computed as the average of the four (4) grading periods. However, the General Weighted Average shall be computed up to the last three decimal points.
      3. Passing grade in any subject area shall be 75%.
      4. Highest possible grade in all grading periods shall be 100% as a general mandate of the Department of Education.
      5. Lowest possible failing grade in all grading periods shall be 70%.
      6. For K-12 program, please refer to page 24 letter D of the Student Handbook, Transmutation Table.
    3. The principle of rounding, as a general rule, shall be adopted in all grades for written work, performance tasks, quarterly assessment, and character, except in the computation of final subject grades for the purpose of selecting honors which shall be computed up to the third decimal places. However, for the deliberation of honors, general weighted average of a learner has not to be rounded of. To determine the Academic Excellence Awardee, a candidate has to obtain a general weighted average of 90 and above as minimum requirement or standard (See Academic Excellence Award, Proration of the Academic Excellence Awards Qualification, p 33 of the Student Handbook).
    4. In the Grade School Level, the Final General Average shall be used as the basis of promotion, ranking, and sectioning.
    5. Promotion of pupils/students shall be under the following terms and conditions set by DepEd order No. 8 s. 2015
    6. LEARNER’S PROMOTION AND RETENTION POLICY
      For Grades 1 to 3 learners Requirements Decision
      1. Final Grade of at least 75 in all learning areas Promoted to the next grade level
      2. Did not meet expectations in not more than two learning areas Must pass remedial classes for learning areas with failing mark to be promoted to the next grade level. Otherwise the learner is retained in the same grade level.
      3. Did not meet expectations in three or more learning areas Retained in the same grade level
      For Grades 4 to 10 learners 1. Final Grade of at least 75 in all learning areas Promoted to the next grade level
      2. Did not meet expectations in not more than two learning areas Must pass remedial classes for learning areas with failing mark to be promoted to the next grade level. Otherwise the learner is retained in the same grade level.
      3. Did not meet expectations in three or more learning areas Retained in the same grade level
      4. Must pass all learning areas in the Elementary 1.Earn the Elementary Certificate
      2.Promoted to Junior High School
      5. Must pass all learning areas in the Junior High School 1.Earn the Junior High School Certificate
      2.Promoted to Senior High School
      For Grades 11 to 12 Learners 1. Final Grade of at least 75 in all learning areas in a semester Can proceed to the next semester
      2. Did not meet expectation in a prerequisite subject in a learning area Must pass remedial classes for failed competencies in the subject before being allowed to enroll in the higher-level subject
      3. Did not meet expectations in any subject or learning area at the end of the semester Must pass remedial classes for failed competencies in the subjects or learning areas to be allowed to enroll in the next semester. Otherwise the learner must retake the subjects failed.
      4. Must pass all subjects or learning areas in Senior High School Earn the Senior High School Certificate

      For Grades 1-10, a learner who did not meet expectations in at most two learning areas must take remedial classes. Remedial classes are conducted after the Final Grades have been computed. The learner must pass the remedial classes to be promoted to the next grade level. However, teachers should ensure that learners receive remediation when they earn raw scores which are consistently below expectations in Written Work and Performance Tasks by the fifth week of any quarter. This will prevent a student from failing in any learning area at the end of the year.

    7. The Final grade given to a student in every subject shall be based on his scholastic performance. Any addition to or diminution from the grade in a subject for co-curricular activities, attendance or misconduct shall not be allowed. However, the misconduct of a student may affect his final grade in character only not in other criteria for grading.
    8. The following shall be observed in grading the different subjects:
      1. 10% Character Grade shall be incorporated to all subjects except for the CLE (see percentage distribution on (pp. 26-27 of the Students Handbook).
      2. 5% shall be allotted to the attendance as one of the criteria for computing grades in the Junior High.
      3. The TLE and Computer shall have combined grades when getting the final average in every quarter. On the other hand, CLE and EsP shall also be computed as one independent subject in getting the final average in a quarter.
      4. 4. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND RATING OF LEARNING OUTCOMES UNDER THE K-12 BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM (Enclosure No. 1 to DepED Order No. 8, s.2015 for Kinder, Grades 1-10, and 11 and 12 respectively.

    The K to 12 Basic Education Program uses a standards-and competency-based grading system. These are found in the curriculum guides. The lowest mark to appear on the report card is 60 for Quarterly Grades and Final Grades. However, the school modified it as 70 % as stated in LETTER C, NO. 1, ITEM 5 in page 22 of the student handbook.

    For these guidelines, the Department will use a floor grade considered as the lowest possible grade that will appear in a learner’s report card.

    Learners from Kinder, Grades 1-10, and 11 and 12 respectively are graded on Written Work, Performance Tasks, Quarterly Assessment and character/behavior, and Attendance (VII to X only) every quarter. These five areas are given specific percentage weights that vary according to the nature of the learning area.


    HOME STUDY PROGRAM

    Home study program is designed, given, and sanctioned with the students/pupils who are in need of FULL PARENTAL SUPERVISION. Modular activities are designed to make sure that they are still in the line of academics while at home. A maximum of one month, depending on the ground of sanction, shall be executed to those that are under this program, however, it could be extended if there is still a need. All subjects in equal weight shall be incorporated in the module to be given. Guidance Office, only, has the sole right to execute such activities, however, the evaluation and assessment shall be the responsibility of the concerned teachers through the Office of the Academic Coordinator.

  2. Percentage Distribution of the Components of the Student's Grade
  3. The grades for the different subject areas come from the following categories with their appropriate percentages:


    PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE STUDENT’S GRADE
    Grade Level Components Languages/AP/EsP/CLE/
    Science/Math
    MAPEH/EPP/
    Computer
    Grades1-6 Quiz/Written Work 30% 20%
    Performance Tasks 40% 50%
    Quarterly Assessment 20% 20%
    Character/Behavior 10% 10%

    Components’ Description:
    1. Quarterly Assessment - Summative assessment of the student’s learning at the end of the quarter.
    2. Quiz/Written Work - Summative assessment of the student’s learning at the end of the lesson; quiz given as formative is not considered.
    3. Written Monthly Test - Summative assessment of the student’s learning at the end of the month.
    4. Participation/Performance - Student’s involvement in the learning process individually or as a group (role play, choral reading, experiment, reporting, recitation, seatwork, etc.).
    5. Quarterly Assessment - Summative assessment of the student’s learning at the end of the quarter.
    6. Behavior - Observable manifestation of student’s feelings, thoughts and attitude as integrated in all subject areas.
    7. Attendance - the personal appearance of the learner.

    PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE STUDENT’S GRADE
    Grade Level Components Languages/AP/EsP/CLE/
    Science/Math
    MAPEH/EPP/
    Computer
    Grades7-10 Quiz/Written Work 20% 20%
    Performance Tasks 20% 40%
    Quarterly Assessment 20% 25%
    Character/Behavior 30% 10%
    Attendance 10% 5%

    Note: If the student does not appear during the quarter, this would mean that he has no entry in all the criteria and, therefore, there shall be a special conference/condition to be agreed by parents and the school authority. A Special Remediation Program has to be imposed as sanction in which it will not be free from monetary obligations.


  4. Learning/Subject Areas, Time Allotment, and Unit Credits for Elementary and Junior High School
  5. The time allotment for each subject is the period for class interaction. The learning time can be extended to include off-school learning experiences at home or in the community for transfer of learning to real-life situations as provided for in the curriculum. The outputs of such off-school learning experiences are usually in the form of products and performances which shall be monitored and credited accordingly (DepEd Order #31, s. 2012)


    TIME ALLOTMENT PER SUBJECT AREA
    NOMENCLATURE/
    LEARNING AREA
    Time Allotment
    Grades 1-10
    (No. of Minutes Daily)
    Gr. 1 Gr. 2 Gr. 3 Gr. 4 Gr. 5 Gr. 6 Gr. 7-10
    Language Arts
    Mother Tongue 50 50 50
    Filipino 30 50 50 50 50 50 4 hrs/wk
    English 30 50 50 50 50 50 4 hrs/wk
    Science 30 50 50 50 50 50 4 hrs/wk
    Mathematics 50 50 50 50 50 50 4 hrs/wk
    Araling Panlipunan 40 40 40 40 40 40 3 hrs/wk
    MAPEH 40 40 40 40 40 40 4 hrs/wk
    EPP/TLE 50 50 50 2 hrs/wk
    EsP 80 mins/wk 80 mins/wk 80 mins/wk 80 mins/wk 80 mins/wk 80 mins/wk 2 hrs/wk
    CLE 120 mins/wk 120 mins/wk 120 mins/wk 120 mins/wk 120 mins/wk 120 mins/wk 3 hrs/wk
    Computer 90 mins/wk 90 mins/wk 90 mins/wk 180 mins/wk 180 mins/wk 180 mins/wk 2 hrs/wk