It is a tool of measurement, a standard by which a student's academic performance can be measured. Without a tool of measurement, there would be no way to know exactly what knowledge a student has retained, and in some cases a student's ability to apply that knowledge by practical performance. K To 12 Grading System
DepEd Does Away With Numbers
By INA HERNANDO-MALIPOT
June 5, 2012, 6:47pm
MANILA, Phiilippines --- With the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, the traditional numerical values in the report cards of students will no longer appear. Instead, the Department of Education (DepEd) will be using a new grading system to assess and rate learning outcomes of students in public elementary and high schools. Effective this school year, DepEd said parents and student will no longer see numbers in the report cards of students from Grades 1 to 10. Based on DepEd Order No. 31, Series of 2012, or the “Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of Grades 1 to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) Effective School Year 2012-2013,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro ordered public schools to implement the K to 12 BEC, particularly on Grades 1 and 7 which will be most affected by the new curriculum, and challenged schools “to implement the guidelines in creative and innovative ways for the curriculum can be localized without compromising the philosophy of total learner development.” “The new grading system seeks to measure the students’ level of proficiency at the end of each quarter,” Luistro said. “The assessment process is holistic and aims to ensure the quality of student learning with emphasis on formation and development,” he explained. DepEd, Luistro said, “will also release another separate order with more details on the new rating system.” In the new grading system, letter “A” will reflect as highest the grade; letter “P” as second highest; and letter “B” as the lowest. Luistro explained that the...