Early Education Department: Level 1 - Grade 1

Basic Guidelines

  1. Levels I - Grade 1 use a simple descriptive system for assessing results of evaluation and learning behavior.
    1. ALWAYS
    2. OFTEN
    3. SOMETIMES
    4. HARDLY
    5. NOT OBSERVABLE
  2. Because of the unique nature of the Early Education's experiential program, the domains / areas of assessment are not the standard subject areas but are areas based on the list of behavioral objectives per grading period. Hence, there are no grades or averages or ranking, simply descriptive estimates of learning.

Criteria for Grading

  1. The Early Education Department Grade 1 adopts averaging as the grading system.

    The evaluation period consists of THREE (3) "trimesters" or grading periods.

    The descriptive system of reporting is used for academic and non-academic subjects, including Learning Behavior.

    The final grade of each subject is determined by the average of the three trimestral grades. 

    The highest grade a student can earn in each subject is 100%, while the lowest, as reflected in the Progress Report Form, is 70%. The passing grade is 75%. Any grade from 70% to 74% is considered a failing grade.

    Performance for students is measured based on formative and summative assessment. The formative assessment, which carries a weight of 60%, may take the form of simple research and writing, quizzes, recitation, hands-on enrichment activities, group activities, and the like. On the other hand, the summative assessment, carrying a weight of 40%, which is given in a written examination or practical test, covers all the lessons taken for the trimester.

     

Trimestral Exam (summative)    40%
Quizzes (formative)                   20%
Class Participation (formative)  40%

TOTAL 100%


Grade School / High School

Basic Guidelines

The Grade School / High School Departments adopt averaging as the grading system. The evaluation period consists of the THREE (3) "trimesters" or grading periods.

The descriptive system of reporting is used for academic and non-academic subjects, including Learning Behavior.

The grading matrix for letter / descriptive equivalent is as follows:

95-100 E (Excellent)
90-94   VG (Very Good)
85-89   G (Good)
80-84   S (Satisfactory)
75-79   N (Needs Improvement)
70-74   U (Unsatisfactory)

The final grade of each subject is determined by the average of the three trimestral grades.

The highest grade a student can earn in each subject is 100%, while the lowest, as reflected in the Progress Report Form, is 70%. The passing grade is 75%. Any grade from 70% to 74% is considered a failing grade.

 

Criteria for Grading

Performance for students is measured based on formative an summative assessment.

The formative assessment, which carries a weight of 70%-75%, may take the form of long tests, quizzes, recitation, projects, theme writing, group activities, research, and the like, as the case may be. On the other hand, the summative assessment, carrying a weight of 25%-30%, which is given in a written examination or practical test, covers all the lessons taken for the trimester.

The trimestral grade is determined by the sum of the result of the formative and summative assessments. Ex. (70% + 30% = 100%)

The passing rate for grade transmutation in Grade School and High School is 50%.

 

Reporting Students' Performance

  1. Performance of students is reported using a Progress Report Form given out every trimester. This Progress Report Form gives the students and the parents the results of the child's efforts in a trimester.
  2. Progress Report Forms are given out three (3) weeks after the trimestral final exams and the acknowledgement slip must be returned with the parents' signature three to seven days after distribution.