Available Online: 22 February 2021
DepEd- San Juan Senior High School, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One of the major concerns of an educational institution is how to achieve low dropout rate if zeroing it out is not possible. Keeping learners in the school has always been a struggle for educators. This is so because we have a big heart for our students and we presume the role of parents who would give a hundred percent support for the attainment of their children’s dreams. This study is a descriptive action research that focuses on the effectiveness of intervention activities and strategies used in combating risk-factors causing high dropout rate through the implementation of Project SAGIP (Save At-Risk Students through Guidance and Intervention Programs). This project was advocated from the author’s Project WE CARE for SARDOs which was her first dropout reduction study in the previous school that she served. Project SAGIP however was more intensive as it deemed fit for the school setting and current situation in Dagatan National High School, an integrated JHS-SHS located in Taysan, Batangas which caters to 23 Barangays from the municipalities of Taysan, Lobo, and Batangas City. Specifically, the study intended to identify high- risk factors causing students to dropout from school as per records of class advisers and guidance teachers, and the appropriate intervention activities that had been provided in order to motivate them to continue their studies. Result of the study shows the effectiveness of the interventions and strategies used to solve the problem of the school with regard to high percentage of Students -At-Risk and the increasing number of dropouts, and how the implementation of Project SAGIP also paved way to achieving better results as reflected in our school’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) relative to the decrease in Dropout Rate.
Keywords: students-at-risk; factors; interventions; strategies; dropout reduction; KPIs
Cite this article:
Manalo, H. (2021). Reducing dropout rate for improved key performance indicators in Dagatan National High School through the implementation of Project SAGIP. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(5), 99-110. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.5083