K to 12 Grading

One of the questions every public school teacher ask today is “how do I grade my learner?” This is what is being asked always in seminars and meetings in school, division, regions or even in national level. I’ve been asking why they don’t give us a training on how are we going to discriminate our learners through grades. They always told us to read the memo’s and the orders but as human we interpret differently what is written there.

What I am trying to say is that, why don’t they give teachers an exact DepEd Order about K to 12 grading system. Like for example in the previous curriculum, they have set the exact criteria, rubrics and how do they appear on class record. Whether you need to give the equivalent percentage of the learner every assessment or you just need to record the score and summed up at the end of the quarter.

I have read and studied the Deped Order No. 73, s. of 2012 and I even have question on what is the lowest grade? Is it “0”? Since the Beginning Level is equivalent to 74 and below. If that is the case, zero base, learners score need not to be transmuted and I doubted that without the proper care of giving grades to them will result to failure. But, there is no failure in K to 12 curriculum that’s why I was wondering why there is retention but in fact there is no retention in here. By applying the other Deped order about Bridging the Gaps of the students, there will be no student left behind.

Once I have computed the difference between the grades of learner using the past curriculum where the lowest grade to appear in form is 65 and there is a very big difference. I’m going to post it on my next article but for now I am confused since our division is using 70% as the lowest. I have a question, in a quiz of 10 items one of the student got 7 and the other one got 3. How are you going to give their percentage score? From the past system 3 is equal to 30% and 7 is equal to 70%, even until now since we are zero base. But if you follow this system I am talking about, this same students who earn a score of 3 and 7 will both have 70%.

I want to learn from other Public secondary school teacher out there. Please give a comment and let us have a discussion and sharing on what you are using right now. Thanks. Though I admit the fact since this is a new curriculum and still not perfect, maybe we can do something to give our students a fair judging.




Sir HusH and Today

Today is Saturday and I am not feeling well. I just went to computer shop to update my blogs. I absent from my physics class due to tonsillitis which makes my body feel aching all the time.

I Just update my other blog at blogger.com. My students in General Physics are directed there on what they need to finish. I want them to be trained in doing research and using computer since we are now in the 21st Century. As a 21st century teacher, we should teach our students the 21st century skills and computer literacy is one of those.

From previous time, I’ve been busy doing my research on how I will be able to make my teaching more accurately and fun to my learners. I am also figuring out a technique in which I can train a leader and not just workers. Also, I want my learner as a totally productive citizen of this country. Equating every possible values to the necessary acquired values they must have. Giving them advice at all times and giving them a choice every time. Most especially in studying and doing activities, I gave them the choice of doing or not but they must know the possible outcome of their decisions.

Another one I am up to is engaging myself in online marketing. I have read and researched all the possible ways to earn online and started them out last July 2013. I am hoping that this will materialize so I can share to my future learners so they can have alternative option of work since they are born in a computer generated era. Giving them this opportunity to be working in any time they want and supporting their basic need and training them to be a boss of themselves.

I am hoping that all of my plans will succeed in the future. This might give me a longer time to gain the result of my test but it doesn’t matter. What matter most is the good result that I wanted perfecting every bad result that I gain so that they will avoid it in the future. It cost me much enough time, money and effort but it’s worth is unpredictable in the near future.