Here are the updated DepEd guidelines on learner promotion and retention under the K to 12 Basic Education Program. For more information, read DepEd Order No. 13, s. 2018:
A final grade of 75 or higher in all learning areas is required to be promoted to the next grade level.
Learner Promotion and Retention for Grades 1 to 10
|Final grade of at least 75 in all learning areas||Promoted to the next grade level|
|Did not meet expectations in not more than two learning areas||Must enroll in remedial classes for learning areas with failing mark and obtain a Recomputed Final Grade (RFG) of at least 75 or higher to be promoted to the next grade level or semester|
If the RFG is below 75, the learner must be re-assessed immediately for instructional intervention. If the learner still fails in the intervention, he/she is allowed to enroll in the next grade level in the succeeding school year with continuous provision of tutorial services (DO 13, s. 2018)
|Did not meet expectations in three or more learning areas||Retained in the same grade level|
|Passed all learning areas in the Elementary||Earn the Elementary Certificate and be promoted to Junior High School|
|Passed all learning areas in the Junior High School||Earn the Junior High School Certificate and be promoted to Senior High School|
Learner Promotion and Retention for Grades 11 to 12
|Final grade of at least 75 in all learning areas in a semester||Can proceed to the next semester|
|Did not meet expectations in a prerequisite subject in a learning area||Must pass remedial classes for failed competencies in the subject before being allowed to enroll in the higher-level subject|
|Did not meet expectations in any subject or learning area at the end of the semester||Must pass remedial classes for failed competencies in the subjects or learning areas to be allowed to enroll in the next semester|
Otherwise, the learner must retake the subjects failed
|Passed all subjects or learning areas in Senior High School||Earn the Senior High School Certificate|
For more information, refer to DepEd Order No. 13, s. 2018 and DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2015.