Effective School Year 2015-2016, DepEd will implement new grading system for K to 12 Basic Education Program, DO 8, s. 2015 dated April 1, 2015 said.
Students will expect 60 as the minimum grade needed to pass a specific learning area, which is then 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, the Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K to 12 Basic Education Program said.
Signed by DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, the new grading system shall be implemented in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide starting School Year 2015-2016.
“Non-DepEd schools are urged to implement these policy guidelines as well. Non-DepEd schools are permitted to modify these policy guidelines according to their school’s Philosophy, Vision, and Mission with the approval of the appropriate DepEd Regional Office,” Luistro said.
“The K to 12 Basic Education Program uses a standards-and-competency-based grading system”, the order said. “All grades will be based on the weighted raw score of the learners’ summative assessments.”
With the implementation of the new grading system, teachers in public and private schools will bid goodbye to KPUP (Knowledge, Performance, Understanding and Product) Grading System as the latest K to 12 grading system has fewer components – Written Work, Performance Tasks, and Quarterly Assessment.
“These guidelines will remain in force and in effect for the duration of the program, unless sooner repealed, amended, or rescinded. All existing Orders and Memoranda that are inconsistent with this Order are rescinded,” it said.
Below are some of the highlights of the new K to 12 Grading System which will be implemented starting SY 2015-2016:
DepEd Order No. 8 s. 2015 has 33 pages and can be browsed using the embedded file below.