Research is one of the important academic endeavors included in the new K-12 curriculum for the senior high school. Possessing certain level of competency in this academic endeavor will help an individual to take part in the initiative of any institution to create knowledge and contribute significantly in the progress of the nation. The researcher wanted to find out the level of competencies of his students in research. He utilized quantitative research specifically descriptive survey. The participants were the 63 students of the researcher. Validated survey instrument and interview were used to gather the necessary data in this study. Weighted mean and standard deviation were used to treat the data. The over-all total weighted mean of the students’ competencies in research was 3.24 or satisfactory. Hence, the competencies of the grade 12-students in research were described satisfactory. Considering this finding, the researcher concluded that the competencies in research of the Grade 12 students need to be improved. The researcher hereby recommended that the teachers in research should really focus on teaching the students how to create the hypothesis of certain research, how to properly present their citations in review of related literature and studies. They should also train the students on how to analyze their data, how to properly present findings of the study and come up with sound and correct conclusions and recommendations. This study must be replicated in the future involving larger number of participants in other setting to verify its results.
Gregorio Sismondo, The National Teachers College and Holy Trinity Academy, Philippines
Stream: Primary & Secondary Education
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