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DepEd lowers passing grade of students from 75% to 70%

What's your take?

I'd say this is one stupid idea, and the people/family that will accept this are just as stupid as the idea itself.

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  • The passing grade should be lowered to 1. Failing grade, of course is 0. No grade should be given higher than a 1. Either you pass or you fail. A partial grade like .75 means nothing.
  • mac_bolan00mac_bolan00 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    what does it matter? at diliman, passing for math is 60% while for physics, it's 50%. failure incidence per class still goes higher than 80% (25 out of 30) :lol:
  • We're talking about grade school and high school. :rolleyes:

    The passing grade should remain at 75% and they should get rid of that transmutation, its plain and simple erosion of academic standards.
  • Hmmm... in a culture where 'just good enough' is what most strive for, this move will not achieve the intended effect of increasing the number of passing students, rather it will cause most students to try even less harder.
  • But De Jesus clarified that the guidelines contained in the new department order were only transitional to give teachers and students time to make the adjustment and that the new system would still push through.

    "After obtaining feedback on the third-grading period results from the field, the department has deemed it necessary to introduce additional guidelines to ease the transition into the new... grading system,'' he said in his latest order.

    - inq7.net

    I think de Jesus is a decent person and there's no double-speak here, just a recognition of a need for an adjustment period.
  • damnit i was born too soon! why didnt they think of this when 20 years ago? :D
  • CrusherCrusher PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Like that would matter.

    But other countries would take notice. They might re-adjust their standards for Pinoys seeking certifications abroad or wanting to take education or to further their studies.

    Local universities might require pre-collegiate qualification courses that could take 2-4 semesters before admission to any bachelor degree courses. Meaning - extra expenses for parents and students. Just because a genius proposed lowering the passing grade!

    Which will not mean anything to mean and sinister instructors who really want to fail a student. Instead of giving the student 70 they will now give 60.
  • this is excrement!
    instead of upgrading the educational system, they are willing to downgrade to make a compromise.

    hello! only UP, DLSU, UST and ateneo are the recognized univeristies abroad, if one is not a grad of any of the said univeristies then the tertiary degree is no better than a vocational/technical certificate/diploma.

    only a few high school grads pass the said univerities and if in case aspirants don't pass, the blame is placed on the admission's test i.e. UPCAT.

    the DepEd should put a stop to diploma mills and do away with it's current policy. if a student can't hack a grade above 75% then it only shows that tertiary education shouldn't be the next step. high school grades are indicative of an individual's intellectual capability and ability to pass. the individual should go for vocational training (mechanic, dressmaking, hairdressing etc) instead rather than waste away money on a series of course shifting and end up without a degree at all.
  • Originally posted by miss_mike
    this is excrement!
    instead of upgrading the educational system, they are willing to downgrade to make a compromise.

    hello! only UP, DLSU, UST and ateneo are the recognized univeristies abroad, if one is not a grad of any of the said univeristies then the tertiary degree is no better than a vocational/technical certificate/diploma.

    only a few high school grads pass the said univerities and if in case aspirants don't pass, the blame is placed on the admission's test i.e. UPCAT.

    the DepEd should put a stop to diploma mills and do away with it's current policy. if a student can't hack a grade above 75% then it only shows that tertiary education shouldn't be the next step. high school grades are indicative of an individual's intellectual capability and ability to pass. the individual should go for vocational training (mechanic, dressmaking, hairdressing etc) instead rather than waste away money on a series of course shifting and end up without a degree at all.
    Yes, only UP, DLSU, UST and ateneo are the recognized univeristies abroad, unless you are a nursing degree holder and in that case, ALL nursing schools in Pinas are recognized (even the small private schools are OK, provided, of course, that the students pass the standardized tests).
  • Is it about numbers? If 70% is the "problem", what's to stop serious schools from raising the difficulty level of its tests so that the ability of those who get 70+% rounds out to be just the same as those who used to get 75+% with the old level of difficulty?

    In other words, raising standards is more than numbers. There must be other ways of getting feedback on students' learning other than percentages. And the important thing's for schools to instill the love of learning and creative thinking in students, rather than concentrating on the latter getting high marks: these do not necessarily indicate greater learning, anyway.
  • but by lowering it to 70%, the mindset of the students who are already used to 75% will be already set to just make it easy on studies since they know that if they can get 75% before, they can easily get 70% and still pass...

    just don't get the point of lowering the passing mark to 70%.... why not make it around 80% so that they will be sure that the kids will really strive hard to get their college education secured....

    :hiphop:
  • To secure you college education, isn't it necessary to pass a college entrance exam? And to get a scholarship, you need to score in the top ten of that test, regardless of what your grades say you are.
  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    They dropped the passing mark so as every child in future will turn out to be another Erap, FPJ, or any of their equal. :lol:
  • lowering the passing mark to 70% only shows that students are really gettng dumber and dumber. they even urged the students not to study anymore by lowering the passing mark. sobra na talaga kabobohan ng pag seset ng standards dito sa atin. lahat salungat sa dapat. example is in using seatbelt sa oto, yung iba tinali sa leeg, naka buckle nga pero sinandalan lang yung seatbelt, yung mga commuter jeep pinalagyan ng seatbelt pero kita nyo naman pag bumanga yung jeep sasalpok kagad yung ulo ng driver sa windshield sa sobrang lapit. why shouldnt this people who set the standards study first the situations before jumping to conclusions kagad. siguro yung nag set ng 70% na passing eh talagang bagsak ang grades nya noon kaya nya ginawa yan. it will not help the students to study harder. napakat*nga naman nyan

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