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DepEd Order No. 73, s.

Guidelines on the assessment and rating of learning outcomes under the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum

Thelma Tesorio Villaluna

Education Program Supervisor Div. Of Quezon City

En. No. 1 to DepEd Order No. 73, s. 2012 General Guidelines for the Assessment and Rating of Learning Outcomes A. Philosophy Assessment shall be used primarily as a quality assurance tool to track student progress in the attainment of standards, promote self reflection and personal accountability for ones learning, and provide a basis for the profiling of student performance.


Assessment shall be holistic, with emphasis on the formative or developmental purpose of quality assuring student learning. It is also standards-based as it seeks to ensure that teachers will teach to the standards and students will aim to meet or even exceed the standards. The students attainment of standards in terms of content and performance is, therefore, a critical evidence of learning.


The attainment of learning outcomes as defined in the standards shall be the basis for the quality assurance of learning using formative assessments. They shall also be the focus of the summative assessments and shall be the basis for grading at the end of instruction.

The learning outcomes are defined by level: knowledge; process or skill; understanding; and products and performances. These levels shall be the outcomes reflected in the class record and shall be given corresponding percentage weights :

En. No. 1 to DepEd Order No. 73, s. 2012

Level of Assessment Percentage Weight 1. Knowledge 15% Substantive content of the curriculum, the facts and information that the student acquires Assessment Tools: Paper and Pencil Tests; Oral Participation; Periodic Test ( Mult. Choice, T o F, Matching T.)

2. Assessment of Process or Skills(25%) Focus is on skills and cognitive operation that the students performs on facts and information for the purpose of constructing meanings or understanding. Quiz ( outlining, analyzing, interpreting, etc. drawing analogies, constructing graphs.)

3. Assessment of Understanding(s) (30%) enduring big ideas, principles and generalizations inherent to the discipline. Quiz ( Explain/justify, tell stories, make connections, etc.) Oral Discourse/recitation, Open-ended tests 4. Assessment of Products/Performances ( 30%) real-life application of understanding as evidenced by the students performance of authentic tasks. Participation, Projects, Homework, Experiments,

D. Levels of Proficiency The performance of students shall be described in the report card, based on the following levels of proficiency: 1. Beginning (B)- The student at this level struggles with his understanding; prerequisite and fundamental knowledge and skills have not been acquired or developed adequately to aid understanding. 2. Developing (D)- The student at this level possesses the minimum knowledge and skills and core understanding, but needs help throughout the performance of authentic tasks.

3. APPROACHING PROFICIENCY (AP) The student at this level has developed the fundamental
knowledge and skills and core understandings and with little guidance from teacher/peers can transfer these understandings through authentic performance tasks. 4. Proficient (P) The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understanding and can transfer them independently through authentic performance task.

5. Advanced(A)The student at this level exceeds the core requirements in terms of knowledge, skills and understandings, and can transfer them automatically and flexibly through authentic performance tasks.

Level of Proficiency

Equivalent Numerical Value 74% and below 75-79%

Beginning Developing

Approaching Proficiency
Proficient Advanced

85-89% 90% and above

G. Promotion and Retention Promotion and retention of students shall be by subject. Students whose proficiency level is Beginning(B) at the end of the quarter or grading period shall be required to undergo remediation after class hours so that they can immediately catch up as they move to the next grading period. If by the end of the school year, the students are still at the Beginning level, then they shall be required to take summer classes.

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