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2019 DepEd Guidelines on the Learner Promotion and Retention

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

RequirementsDecision
Final grade of at least 75 in all learning areasPromoted to the next grade level
Did not meet expectations in not more than two learning areasMust 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 areasRetained in the same grade level
Passed all learning areas in the ElementaryEarn the Elementary Certificate and be promoted to Junior High School
Passed all learning areas in the Junior High SchoolEarn the Junior High School Certificate and be promoted to Senior High School

Learner Promotion and Retention for Grades 11 to 12

RequirementsDecision
Final grade of at least 75 in all learning areas in a semesterCan proceed to the next semester
Did not meet expectations in a prerequisite subject in a learning areaMust 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 semesterMust 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 SchoolEarn the Senior High School Certificate

For more information, refer to DepEd Order No. 13, s. 2018 and DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2015.

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  1. Hello po Sir Mark, will the student be evaluated as retained if the situation falls like he has four failing grades in the Final Grade but his general average is above 75 po.

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