The Ministry of Public Education (SEP) will instruct basic education teachers to put a minimum grade of 6 on the report card for this school year for all students who during the Covid-19 pandemic had permanent, or even intermittent, contact with their teachers.
In a blueprint sent to the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (Conamer), the SEP He explained that in the event that the students with whom the level of communication was practically non-existent, the legend “No information” must be recorded on the evaluation report, but their qualification will be reported after concluding an extraordinary recovery period.
It highlights that the SEP it will order the teachers that “in no case may students be retained in the school grade in which they are enrolled, considering that they are subject to an extraordinary assessment process.”
“In primary education, a global grade will be assigned and recorded as a final grade average. In this case, the minimum grade to be indicated on the report card will be 6; In secondary education, a global grade for the subject will be assigned, the sum of the grades will give the final grade point average. In this case, the minimum grade to be indicated on the report card will be 6. “Global grades will be recorded on the evaluation report in the space for final average.”
While in the case of students with whom the level of communication was practically non-existent, the legend “No information” should be recorded on the evaluation report.
“In preschool education, it should be recorded in the section corresponding to” Observations and suggestions on learning progress. “, and in primary and secondary education, will be recorded in the space of “General observations or recommendations of the teacher” and the space for the numerical grade must be canceled with a dash in the middle, in these cases, the grade will be reported until the extraordinary recovery period is concluded, obtaining the overall grade for the grade or subject corresponding to the 2020-2021 school year.
However, if the teacher determines it, the mothers, fathers or guardians, may support the demonstration of the activities developed by their daughters or sons during the confinement period of the pandemic as part of the monitoring carried out, the which must be assessed by the teacher of the group or subject that corresponds to the student.
The preliminary draft indicates that, in order to guarantee the continuity of the students in the National educative system, An extraordinary recovery period will be established, which will cover the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year until the end of the first evaluation period.
It will be next week, when the Secretary of Public Education disclose these measures officially, and which must be published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF).