Essay On Education In The 21st Century

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“Education, Equity, and the 21st Century”
“Fair isn’t everybody getting the same thing. Fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful.” – Rick Riordan
The implementation of the K-12 curriculum in the country has introduced new and different factors and processes to compute grades: the statistical proof of the academic performance of students. The Department of Education (DepEd) has described this new system as “standards-based and competency-based”. Even though these changes have been a huge development from past programs decades ago, it does not imply that it is a balanced one to all students. With this, the current grading system should be improved or modified; it inaccurately represents a student’s intellectual capacity when it …show more content…

8 s.2015 entitled “Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K to 12 Basic Education Program”, the curriculum has separate standards to compute the mark of students from grades 1 to 10 from grades 11 to 12. The components of which are: written work (WW), performance tasks (PTs), and quarterly assessment (QA). The weight of these components varies from subject to subject. Only having three components and two of them being knowledge-based, it can be assumed that any other skill that does not involve memorizing and reading are not focused on. Outcomes are now more acknowledged, but are only based on the lesson at hand. This shows the limitation the current system has because of their incapability of catering to students who excel in different fields and favors those who are academically inclined and not into other focuses. An artist cannot compete with a scientist because each excel in their own fields. Virtues can be gained alongside with the recognition a student deserves for his/her talents. Having higher grades also means having more opportunities and offering seminars and proposals for future hiring, leaving those who have other talents and skill only performances and

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