- The Grading System
Assessment shall be used primarily as a quality assurance tool to track student’s progress in the attainment of standards, promote self-reflection and personal accountability for one’s learning, and provides a basis for the profiling of student performance.
Assessment shall be holistic, with emphasis on the formative or developmental purpose of quality assuring student learning. It is also standards-based as it seeks to ensure that teachers will teach to the standards and students will aim to meet or even exceed the standards. The students’ attainment of standards in terms of content and performance is, therefore, a critical evidence of learning.
The attainment of learning outcomes as defined in the standards shall be the basis for the quality assurance of learning using formative assessments. They shall also be the focus of the summative assessments and shall be the basis for grading at the end of instruction.
The learning outcomes are defined by level: knowledge; process or skills; understanding; and products and performances. These levels shall be the outcomes reflected in the class record and shall be given corresponding percentage weights as follows:
|Levels of Assessment||Percentage Weight|
The levels of assessment are defined as follows:
- Knowledge – the substantive content of the curriculum, the facts and information that the student acquires.
- Process – skills or cognitive operations that the student performs on facts and information for the purpose of constructing meanings or understanding.
- Understanding(s )– enduring big ideas, principles and generalizations inherent to the discipline, which may be assessed using the facets of understanding or other indicators of understanding which may be specific to the discipline.
- Products/Performances – real-life application of understanding as evidenced by the student’s performance of authentic tasks.
a. Paper and Pencil Tests (Multiple Choice Test, True or False, Matching Type, Constructed Response Type of Test)
b. Oral Participation
c. Periodic Test
a.1 Outlining, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, translating, converting, or expressing the information in another format
a.2 Drawing analogies
a.3 Constructing graphs, flowcharts, and maps or graphic organizers
a.4 Transforming a textual presentation into a diagram
a.5 Drawing or painting pictures
a.6 Other activitiesb. Oral Participation
b.1 Doing role plays
b.2 Other activitiesc. Periodic Test
a.1 Explain/Justify something based on facts/data, phenomena or evidence
a.2 Tell/Retell stories
a.3 Make connections of what was learned within and across learning areas
a.4 Apply what has been learned in real life situationsb. Oral Discourse/Recitation
b.1 Explain/Justify something based on facts/data, phenomena or evidence
b.2 Tell/Retell stories
b.3 Make connections of what was learned within and across learning areas
b.4 Apply what has been learned in real life situationsc. Open-ended Test
d. Periodic Test
e. Other activities
a. Participation (e.g. in group projects)
f. Other outputs
Computation of Pupils’/Students’ Rating
The school year is divided into four grading periods wherein the Averaging System is used. To determine the rating for the learning area in a grading period, get the average of all the ratings entered in the class record under each measure of achievement. Multiply the result by the corresponding percentage weight.
The school shall employ the base 50 transmutation scheme in both grade school and high school.
Levels of Proficiency
The performance of students shall be described in the report card, based on the following levels of proficiency:
- Beginning (B) – The student at this level struggles with his/her understanding; prerequisite and fundamental knowledge and/or skills have not been acquired or developed adequately to aid understanding.
- Developing (D) – The student at this level possesses the minimum knowledge and skills and core understandings, but needs help throughout the performance of authentic tasks.
- Approaching Proficiency (AP) – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings and, with little guidance from the teacher and/or with some assistance from peers, can transfer these understandings through authentic performance tasks.
- Proficient (P) – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings, and can transfer them independently through authentic performance tasks.
- Advanced (A) – The student at this level exceeds the core requirements in terms of knowledge, skills and understandings, and can transfer them automatically and flexibly through authentic performance tasks.
The level of proficiency at which the student is performing shall be based on a numerical value which is arrived at after summing up the results of the student’s performance on the various levels of assessment. The numerical values are as follows:
|Levels of Proficiency||Equivalent Numerical Value|
|Beginning (B)||74% and below|
|Approaching Proficiency (AP)||80-84%|
|Advanced (A)||90% and above|
- Guidelines in the selection of honor pupils/students of grades 1-10 of the k to 12 basic education curriculum
- Candidates for honors from Grades 1-10 shall be drawn from the top ten (10) pupils/students of the school who performed at the Advanced Level. They must not have a grade lower than 85 (Proficient Level) in any quarter.
- To determine the top ten (10), pupils/students shall be ranked using the 7-3 point scheme (7 points for academic performance and 3 points for co-curricular activities) as contained in Enclosure Nos. 1 and 2 of DepEd Order No. 92, s. 2009, Revised Guidelines on the Selection of Honor Pupil/Students in Public Elementary and Secondary School.
- Transferees shall be considered in the ranking provided they were enrolled not later than the second week of classes of the current School Year.
- The general average shall be computed to three decimal places. In order to compute for the general average, the exact numerical equivalent of the students’ final ratings across subjects shall be used. In case of tie, candidates shall be both declared in the same honor ranking (both as valedictorians, salutatorians, and so on). Refer to Enclosure Nos. 2 and 3 of the above Order for sample computation of grades.
- All candidates of honors must be of good moral character and have not been subjected to any disciplinary action within the current School Year.
- Achievements of pupils/students in specific academic disciplines (such as Mathematics, Science, and English) and special curricular areas (such as sports, the arts, and campus journalism) shall be given recognition. A separate set of honor students may be declared for each curriculum program.
- Any member of the School Selection Committee must not be related within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity to any of the candidates for honors.2012
HONORS AND AWARDS
For Filipino Pupils/Students
- Honorable Mention
- With Honors (Rank 4 -10)
- First Honors
- Second Honors
- Third Honors
- Fourth Honors
- Fifth Honors
- With Honors (Rank 6-10)
ACHIEVEMENTS OF PUPILS/STUDENTS IN SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES
- Subject Proficiency Awards – given to pupils/students(graduating/non-graduating) who obtained the highest grade in each subject area
- Best in Filipino
- Best in English
- Best in Mathematics
- Best in Science
- Best in Social Studies/Civics
- Special Awards
- Deportment Awards
- Neat and Orderly
- Co-Curricular Awards
- Scout of the Year
- Kiddie Chef of the Year
- Outstanding Glee Club member
- Journalist of the Year
- Thespian of the Year
- Athlete of the Year
- Service Awards
- Community Service
- Leadership Awards
- Loyalty Awards
- Philippine School Award for Excellence
- BOT Excellence Award
Promotion and retention of students shall be by subject. Students whose proficiency level is Beginning (B) at the end of the quarter or grading period shall be required to undergo remediation after class hours so that they can immediately catch up as they move to the next grading period. If by the end of the school year, the pupils/students are still at the Beginning level in not more than three (3) subjects, then they shall be required to take summer classes.
Requirements for Promotion- The following requirements in the promotion or graduation of a pupil or student shall be observed and strictly followed:
- No pupil or student shall be given any school credit toward the completion of graduation from a program or course, unless he has enrolled and satisfactorily fulfilled the admission requirements, faithfully and regularly attended classes, and acquired a reasonable proficiency in each subject of the approved curriculum.
- No pupil or student shall be permitted to take any advance subject until he has satisfactorily passed the basic and pre-requisite subject/s, except as may otherwise be provided for in this Handbook.
- The final grade or rating to earn school credits and for promotion is 75% or its equivalent.
- The records of attendance and subject proficiency of pupils and students for each school year or term should be filed in the school until the closing of the next school year or term, for reference or examination in case of any grievance or complaint.
- Grade School – The final general average shall be determined by dividing the sum of his/her ratings by the number of subjects in the prescribed curriculum provided, the pupil passes the basic subjects namely: mathematics, science, and communication arts.
- High School – In the secondary level, the averaging grading system shall be used. The promotion of students shall be by subject. To pass any subject, a student should receive a final rating of 75%. A Student who receives a final rating of less than 75% shall be considered failed and should repeat the subject.
Advanced Subjects and Back Subjects – as a general rule, a student shall not be permitted to take any advance subject until he/she has satisfactorily passed the pre-requisite subject or subjects.
However, in the case of students in the secondary level, the following rules shall apply:
- A student who has failed in any subject must enrol the subject again, either during summer or in a succeeding school year.
- A student may enrol in not more than two subjects during the summer, either for the purpose of making up for subjects previously failed.
- A student will be permitted an overload of not more than one subject during the regular school year, inclusive of subjects previously failed except for graduating students.
The above restrictions will not apply where the student concerned has reduced or eliminated his/her back subjects during the summer term.
- A graduating high school student may be permitted to take an additional subject load in excess of the normal load specified for the school year upon the discretion of the School.
- Academic Probation
Any student who gets a grade of 74 and below every quarter in any subject in any grade level is required to attend the school’s remedial program. This will be implemented immediately in the succeeding quarter.
NOTE: If a student shows improvement in his academic performance, the academic probation is lifted.
- Late Enrolees
Payment of tuition fees of Late Enrolees is retroactive on the first month of the school year. These late enrolees shall undergo completion of all the subjects. There shall be no extra payment for the remediation/completion.
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- Vacation Leavers
Any student who goes on leave is allowed only for a two-week vacation. Remediation with pay may be availed.