HomePAMALANDONGvol. 4 no. 1 (2010)

Grade Analysis and the Grading System of Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) Education Program

Pablo F. Busquit | Danilo L. Mejica



This study purports to analyze the grades of the students to examine the continuing

relevance of the college grading system as a tool for identifying the students’

scholastic performance. This study applied a descriptive-analytical method which

gathered data from submitted grade sheets or report cards of purposively-selected

faculty members of the Education Program. The study revealed that, although there is

a high percentage of passing marks given by teachers to Education students, these

marks are clustered in the low range; thus, students pass the subject but

predominantly have low grades. There are only a small percentage of students who

have failing grades or have dropped out of the class. Whether full-time or part-time,

most teachers are punctual in the submission of grades; only a small percentage of

teachers have difficulty in conforming to this policy. Financial problems such as

payment for tuition fee, house or board rental, and for other needs are the dominant

causes why students fail a subject or drop out from school. School and teacherrelated

problems along with health problems affect students’ performance in school.

The data on low grades given to students should be brought to the attention of the

Program Head. Measures or programs should be initiated to help these students

improve their academic performance.