The Philippines’ Department of Education has recently issued an order last April 1, 2015 that includes the “new grading system” for K to 12 to be used for the upcoming SY 2015 to 2016.
The said DepEd issuance namely, DepEd Order No. 8 s.2015 is entitled “Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K to 12 Basic Education Program”.
A new grading system will be used in assessing new learners and was described to be as a standard and competency-based grading system. Grades will be based on the weighted raw score of the learners’ summative assessments.
Accordingly, as stated in the said issuance, “The minimum grade needed to pass a specific learning area is 60, which is transmuted to 75 in the report card. The lowest mark that can appear on the report card is 60 for Quarterly Grades and Final Grades“.
This being said, the teachers will now adapt the new grading system for k to 12 as the previous K to 12 grading system has fewer components – Written Work, Performance Tasks, and Quarterly Assessment.
The KPUP (Knowledge, Performance, Understanding and Product) Grading System will now be replaced.
Among the highlights of the new K to 12 grading system are illustrated below:
WEIGHT OF THE COMPONENTS FOR GRADES 1 TO 10
WEIGHT OF THE COMPONENTS FOR (SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL) SHS
GRADE TRANSMUTATION TABLE FOR K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
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