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ACTION RESEARCH ON TARDINESS

IN SCHOOL

I.

SITUATION
We Filipinos are not that kind of conscious when it comes to time;
sometimes they called us Filipino time which means we are late in
the given time. This situation always happened mostly in school
especially to those young students or Preschoolers or Grade Schools.
They said that punctuality will lead you to success but how, if we are
practicing the bad habits at this moment?
Punctuality is one of the virtues beyond reproach. If we have this kind
of virtue, much of the time and wealth will be saved in every Filipinos.
Punctuality will include all of the positive actions in all aspects. Though
it was less appreciated in other situations like productivity against
punctuality, none the less, it is still very vital in situations that needed it
most.
This study will determine the factors/reasons affecting students in their
daily routine during school days. Always and often times being tardy in
the flag ceremony, in attending classes after recess time in the
morning and afternoon class sessions and during the first period in the
afternoon class session. There are observed situations that during their
transfer of room in their specialization subjects and other activities that
needs outdoor activities, they are behind schedule in attending to it.

II.

PROBLEM
This kind of problem will lead them to bad habits or practices and
affects their performances at school. The breakdown problems for
tardiness:
1.
How far the distance between residence and school?
2.
What kind of communication they have for proper disseminating
announcements for their subject times?
3.
at night time, what activities they have? (Sleeping habit/ TV
shows obsession)
4.
Are they already addicted in Online/LAN games/Social
Networking Sites (SNS) cyber activities?
5.
Financial problem for means of transportation
6.
Is punctuality properly implemented and well trained in their
Family Values?

7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

III.

Is there any alternative route for the traffic loads for them?
Having conflict subjects or loads
Teacher related cause
What kind of peers or Camaraderie they have?
Are they product of Bullying/ stress factor? and
Is s/he comfortable in classroom atmosphere?

GENERATION OF ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS

This study intends to monitor the progress and improve their


performances against tardiness of students through this some alternative
solutions:
DISTANCE, TRAFFIC LOADS, and FINANCIAL PROBLEMS:
1.
The student should be guided in their time management if the reason is the
distance, financial constraints on the fare, traffic load of the route and mode of
transportation.
SOCIAL NETWORKING, LAN GAMES, and FAMILY ORIENTATION:
2.
An arranged home visitation to personally confer with the parents or
guardians about the situation of the student if the primary reason was financial
support for the fare likewise read-through the family ideals in punctuality and the
attitude towards Child Education. Same feat will be done to students who are
well buffered with extra cash spent for cyber compulsion.
THE SUBJECT and THE TEACHER:
3.
Evaluate the student regarding its learning difficulty to the concerned
subject and confer to the subject teacher vis--vis the circumstances. Concrete
action is to conduct an initial Multiple Intelligence Assessment to every student
before the class begins early in June to determine the learning difficulties and or
learning styles. Upon verifying the learning styles, the teacher will look into the
design of lesson planning to address the situation.
PEERS/CAMARADERIE and BULLYING:
4.
Look into the situation of the peer influence as well as bullying of
classmates that might be the reason of deplorable attitude towards learning.
THE CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE:
5.
Faithfully device an operant conditioning to give rewards to those who are
early comers and reinforce consistency all through-out the school year.
THE ACTIVITIES:
6.
Organize a peer counselor among students. Selected students with
venerable outlook in students life behave well in campus, renowned for

leadership capability and have a strong interpersonal skill. They will be assigned
per problem-subject group or individual.
IV.

PLAN OF ACTION
A. OBJECTIVES:
To decrease the number of late students.
To know the reasons of being tardiness.
Implementation of proper time schooling.
To teach them the proper Time Management.
B. TIME FRAME:
This study intends to run through the last of the school year.
C. ACTIVITIES TO BE UNDERTAKEN
The Activity Data and Survey Questionnaire:
Strategy
1.
2.

3.

4.
5.

Multiple Intelligence
Assessment in June(every
school year)
Time Management
lecture/workshop with the
students in June (every
school year)
After the MI Assessment,
cull the prospect
students (Strong
Interpersonal Skills) to be
peer counselors and orient
them in their assigned task.
Reward Psychology
Student Journal and Process
folio

Data to be
Collected
Inner strength,
learning difficulties
and weaknesses
Weekly/Daily
planner of every
student

Data
Analysis/Interpretation
Percentage

Background check
and confirmation of
the interpersonal
skills

Percentage

Early Bird
Attendance Report
Family values and
financial capability

Frequency

Percentage

Percentage

DON MARIANO MARCOS MEMORIAL STATE UNIVERSITY


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Agoo, La Union
QUESTIONNAIRE
(STUDENT)
Name of Respondent_________________________________ Year and Section:
____________
Directions: Please check the circle that suits your choice of answer provided for each
question. Please accomplish honestly all of the questions and the information will be
treated highly confidential. There are no wrong answers.
1.
Is ________________________ (name of the school) the only school nearest from your
home?
2.
How far is your home from school?
o

Less than 500 meters

More than 500 meters but less that 1 kilometer

More than 1 kilometer

More than 2 kilometers

o if other, please specify _________


3.

What is your mode of transportation?


o
o
o
o
o
o
o

4.

Bus/Van/Jeepney/Multicab
Tricycle
Motorcycle (owned)
Extended Motorcycle (for hire/rented)
Sent and fetched by family vehicle
Leg Power (walking/hiking)
if other, please specify _________
How long does it takes for you to travel from home to school?

o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Approximately 10 minutes
Approximately 20 minutes
Approximately 30 minutes
Approximately 45 minutes
Approximately 1 hour
More than 1 hour
if other, please specify _________

5.
How long does it take for you to transfer from one room to another in your next
subject period?
o
o
o
o
o
6.

The subject that I dont like most was/were; (you can tick more than 1)
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

7.

English
Pilipino
Mathematics (Physics, Calculus, Advanced Algebra, etc.)
Science
Araling Panlipunan
MAPEH
None of the above
I dont like the subject because ;

o
o
o
o
o
8.

I dont like the teacher


I dont like my classmate/s
Somebody is bullying me from that class
I did not like the subject itself
if other, please specify _________
Time Management for me is;

o
o
o
o
o
9.

Approximately 3 minutes
Approximately 5 minutes
Almost 10 minutes
More than 15 minutes
if other, please specify _________

for the old and mature person


tiresome, boring and redundant daily chore
is a virtue to be valued and kept by students respecting the time of others
helping me to accomplish many tasks
if other, please specify _________
My parents value my education as;

o their only treasure for me to inherit


o learning things I needed on my own as they did in the past an alibi of not helping
home chores
o just sending me to school like my neighbors do
o expensive and sever the daily budget for food and other primary needs
o if other, please specify ____________

10. I spend most of my time in;


o
o
o
o
o
o

watching my favorite TV show/s playing online/LAN game/s


working to earn money to subsidize my education
hanging around with my friends
sending/reading SMS/ talking/chatting with my friend
doing household chores
if other, please specify ____________

11. The reason why I am late in attending my classes;


o
o
o
o
o
o

working with other requirements


distance of the specialization lecture area from my class room
receiving calls/reading /answering text messages
had to finish my snacks/lunch
attending my extra-curricular activities
if other, please specify ___________

12. After almost ten months with the subject I am learning;


o
o
o
o
o

I learned a lot of things about it


I am picking informative things about the subject a thing or two
nothing and I am not interested at all
to do complacent measures just to pass this subject
if other, please specify ___________

13. I go to bed at;


o
o
o
o
o
o

7:45 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
after midnight
if other , please specify __________

14. My subject teacher is;


o
o
o
o
o
o

skillful, efficient and effective in teaching the lesson


is good in his/her field of expertise
giving us load of homework/tasks which is beyond our capability
a symbol of authority and tenacious funny
lackluster and needs inspiration
if other, please specify ___________

D. EVALUATION CRITERIA
1. Improve the academic performance of late students.
2. Enhance them in early schooling.
3. Dissemination/ Implementation Information on proper schooling
and benefits of being early.
4. Improve time managing or balancing.
5. Better peers or Good peers.
E. RESEARCH DESIGN
The activity data and descriptive survey method will be used in this study.
It identified and described a particular condition in a given school environment,
as a reference point in planning and making appropriate educational decisions
and reasons. In this study, it will analyze and improve the academic performance
of late students and for their right time management for proper using the activity
data.
Population
The study will be conducted at _______________ (name of school). It will
consider all the students enrolled at that School Year.

Data Gathering Procedures


For making the Written Survey the surveyor must ask permission first to
the School attendant or directly to the Principal. All the data must write properly
and honestly. S/He must be presentable and act as a professional Surveyor or

portrait the proper surveying. S/He will be responsible for guiding and giving
questions to the students for proper gathering data.

Stats for the Research


All the results will be tabulated and studied.
Name of student

Final Statement:

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