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2020 DepEd Action Research Topics and Sample Titles

DepEd Action Research is a process of systematic, reflective inquiry to improve educational practices or resolve problems in any operating unit (i.e. school, classroom, office).

The research topic/area should be taken from Basic Education Research Agenda under the following themes: teaching and learning, child protection, human resource development, and governance themes: disaster risk reduction management, gender and development, and inclusive education.

Areas of Research

The area of research differs based on the levels of governance. All research proposals must be anchored on the following thematic areas:

  • improving access to education
  • improving the quality of education
  • improving governance

Table 1 below outlines the areas of research that the National, Regional Office, Division Office, and school shall undertake.

Table 1. Proposed areas of research, per level of governance

READ: DepEd Order No. 43, s. 2015

Level of GovernanceAreas of ResearchMaximum amountWho can avail?Where to Submit?Duration of the Research
Nationalresearch that would inform policy and decision making at the national level; program development and implementation; program evaluation; process evaluation and impact studyNot more than PhP500,000 per researchRegular DepEd employees with SG not below 11; qualified external research institutionsPolicy Research and Development Division-Central Office (PRD-CO)Maximum of 1 year
Region, Division, Districtresearch that would improve contextualization and implementation of policy in the region, division and district; program development and process and program evaluationNot more than PhP150,000 per researchRegular employees of DepEd RO, SDO and Districts with SG not below 11Policy, Planning and Research Division-Regional OfficefPPRD-RO
Schoolsaction research that would improve teaching and learning and school governance; matters arising from SIP analysis and Learning Action Cells sessions that require further investigationNot more than PhP30,000 per researchRegular school heads, teachers and qualified non teaching personnelMaximum of 6 months


DepEd Research Proposals should also follow the prescribed outline/format stipulated in the Research Management Guidelines.

Proponent/s (maximum of three) along with his/her or their proposal should submit the following documents to the Schools Division Research Committee (SDRC) for final evaluation using the rubrics attached:







The Plight of Teachers on One Time Monthly Salary Release: Financial Literacy and Survival
Improving Mathematics Performance Through the Use of Differentiated Instruction of Grade Four Ginto in Teacherph Elementary School
Examining Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (Tpk): Basis for Conduct of Technology-Driven Instruction Enhancement Program
Maximizing Parents' Involvement in Monitoring Students' Performance in School
The Impact of Communicative Language Teaching Strategies in Solving English Oral Communication Learning Deficiency
Looking Through the Lens of Differently-Abled Teachers in Antipolo City: Experiences, Challenges, Aspirations
Delving into the Implementation of School-Based Management (Sbm) in the Schools Division of Antipolo City
Assessment on the Level of Awareness and Preparedness of the Public and Private Secondary Schools of Antipolo City in the Implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program
Level of Preparedness of Antipolo District Teachers Towards Airborne Diseases and Viruses: A Basis for Contingency Planning
Ang Epekto ng Paggamit ng Cellphone ng mga Mag-aaral ng Baitang 10 sa Mataas na Paaralang Pambansa ng TeacherPH
Challenges of Grade 1 Teachers in Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education Among Elementary Schools of Antipolo City
Teacher- Researchers' Engagements and Challenges in Antipolo City Division: Research Program and Policy Recommendations
The Plight of Financially-Challenged Teachers in Antipolo City Division
Understanding Multi-Grade Teachers' Life Changing Experiences: A Phenomenological Analysis
Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Monitoring and Evaluation (QATAME) of Training: Results Utilization for Enhancement in the Schools Division of Antipolo City
Teachers' Research Competencies and Attitudes: Capability Building Program for Antipolo City Division
The Research Capability of Senior High School Research Teachers in the Division of Antipolo City
Braving the Waves: Lived Experiences of School Heads Assigned in Island Schools
Job Satisfaction of Public Elementary Schools Teachers
Impacts and Challenges of Banner Projects in Antipolo City: Stufflebeam's Context-Input-Process- Product (IPP) Evaluation Model
Challenges Encountered by Multigrade Teachers in the Implementation of Budget of Work of Daily Lesson Log: Basis for Intervention Scheme and Plan
Strengthening Parent's Participation Through Awards Recognition (SPPAR) Approach: Incentives. Benefits, and Contribution to Quality Education
Ethnomathematics in the Cultural Activities of Badjaos in Tandag City: An Ethnographic Case Study Approach
Students with Good Mathematical Ability: A Grounded Theory
Scientific Calculator Literacy of Grade 11 Students
Utilization of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Among Public Elementary Schools of Antipolo District 11
The Effects of Flipped Classroom Learning Model on the Performance of Grade 8 Students in Solving Non-routine Mathematical Problems
Impact of Merging of Classes
Predictors of the Competencies of Technical-Vocational and Livelihood of Grade 12 Students in Selected Schools of Antipolo City
Spiritual needs and Religious beliefs in relation to Language and Science Education of Secondary Students in Sibagat, Philippines: Implication for Strengthening the Spiritual and Religious Program in the Curriculum
Saturday Mathematics Program: Its Effect to Selected Students of Trento District
The Effect of the Scaffolding Strategy on the Performance of Grade 9 Students in Solving Word Problems in Math
Attitudes Towards Mathematics and Achievement in Problem-Solving among Grade 11 Students
Modules in 21st Century Literature
Resource Materials in English for Academic and Professional Purposes
Difficulties Encountered by the Grade IV Mathematics Teachers in Teaching Pupils Exposed to MTB-MLE
Challenges of the MTB-MLE Exposed Pupils: Basis for Setting of Classroom Learning Goals
Exploring the School-based Management (SBM) Implementation in the Schools Division of Agusan del Sur: Basis for Policy Recommendation
Assessment on the Management of Public Secondary
School Canteens in Compliance of DepEd Order No. 08, s. 2007: Basis for an Intervention Plan
The Participation of Stakeholders in the Management of Newly-opened Schools with IP Learners in the Division of Agusan del Sur
Development of Strategic Intervention Material (SIM) in Science 7 Using Braille Method and Tactile Graphics for Visually Impaired Learners
Community Linkages and Professional Engagement among Junior and Senior High School Teachers in DRRM Resources Development
ICT-enhanced Mathematics Instruction in Public Senior High Schools: Basis for Developing District-wide Information and Communication Technology Training
Reaching the Standards: School Head's Performance Management Response to Challenges in Implementing PPST for Year One
Beyond Four Walls: Education Behind Bars of Antipolo City Division
Motivational Teaching Strategies among Secondary School Mathematics Teachers of Antipolo Districts
Management of Fund Utilization among Public Elementary and Secondary Schools of Antipolo District
Action Research Competence of School Heads and Teachers of Antipolo City Division
The Journey of a Single Father; Its Untold Pains and Dreams
Beyond The Four Walls: Education Behind Bars (EBB) In Antipolo City
Text-based Learning Resource Evaluation in Private schools: Basis for Policy Formulation
The Use of 1 Story Book per Week for the Development of Reading Comprehension Among Kindergarten
The Effect of Gadgets in the Learning Behavior of Grade 4 Learners
Learner Adversity in Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers
The Effectiveness of Integrating ICT In Teaching AP Grade 5 on Pupils Learning Outcomes
The relationships between ALS Learner's Attendance and the Result of ALE Test Of BPOSA
Play-based learning VS computer-based learning In improving the reading skills of Kindergarten Learners
The Effectiveness of Quipper school in Teaching Mathematics in Grade 5
The Effects of using Manipulative Towards Mastery of Multiplication of whole numbers Of Grade 6 Pupils
Social Media trends sa Pangkatang Gawain ng Mga mag-aaral sa Pagtalakay sa panitikan
The Interest Level of CSN in the Integration Of Job Coaching in Special Education
The Effects of Using Online games (Application) In Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary
Integration of Interactive games in teaching students With Autism
The Use of day-out Fishing Vocabulary in Enhancing the Reading Comprehension Skills of Grade 3 Pupils in Science
The Challenges of SHS ABM Grade 11 Transferee students to the School Performance of CMSHS
The Effectiveness of Training Modules in Increasing the RSPC and NSPC Winners of SDO-Mandaluyong City
Time Allotment for ESP: A limit to Maximize Learning
Factors Affecting the Interest Level of Pupils in Learning EPP/TLE
Paggamit ng Cartoon sa Pagtuturo ng Noli Me Tangere sa Baitang Siyam
The Effects of Utilizing Manipulative Materials in recognition of Numbers among Kindergarten Learners
The Use of short stem Questions in Araling Panlipunan Quarterly Evaluation Test for the MPS Increment
Time Allotment for ESP: A Limit to Maximize Learning for Grade 2 in JFMS
Factors that affect Learners' Poor Skill Performance in EPP/TLE
Improving the Reading Comprehension Skills of Grade 6 Pupils through Reading Remediation Using Short Reading Selections
Relationship between reading Comprehension Skills and Problem Solving
The Use of Ted Talks in Improving the Public Speaking Skills of Grade 10 Learners in English
The Effectiveness of DAP-ELLN in Improving The Reading Skills of Grade 1 learners
Manipulative Materials and Worksheet activities for Kindergarten Pupils: A Comparative assessment
Paggamit ng Big Book sa Pagkatuto ng mga Mag-aaral sa Ikatlong Baitang
Parents/Guardians as Paraprofessional Educators in the Inclusive Setting of JFMS
The Filipino Short Story: It's Effect on the Reading Comprehension of the Grade 6 Learners
Kindergarten Learners' Emotional stability in Learning Basic Math Skills
Difficulties of Learners in Science
Reading and Comprehension Skills of Grade 7 Learners in relation to their Academic Performance
Improving the Skills of Grade 7 Students in BPP (Bread and Pastry Production) through Blended Approach
Non-Cognitive Factors Affecting the Academic of Student-Athletes
Development of Interactive Strategic Intervention Materials as an Instructional Tool towards Improvement of Least Learned Skills in English
The relationship between the Reading Performance of the Learners to their Academic Performance
The Use of Extended Activities to Improve the English Performance of Grade 8 Students
Factors Affecting learners' Performance In MAPEH
Pagbuo ng Mungkahing Pangremedyal Na Gawain sa Pagsulat ng ibat-ibang Uri Ng Sulatin
The attitude of Grade 10 Students Towards Learning Mathematics
The Effectiveness of COT-RPMS in the Teaching Performance of Teachers
The effect of Whole Brain Approach to Improve The Academic Performance of Grade 12 Students In Social Science Subjects (Core)
The Challenges in Using Quipper as a Learning for Senior High school Teachers and Students of IBIS
Spiral progression Curriculum of Science in SHS: Effectiveness to the Comprehension of SHS Students
Effectiveness of Araling Panlipunan Intervention and Review Program (APIR) Towards the Increase of Quarterly MPS in AP Grade 8
Improving the Academic Performance of Grade 6 Learners of ATRRES in Math through Project Mandaluyong Mathematics Circle- Division Remediation and Enhancement of Aptitude in Math (Project MMC-DREAM)
Epekto ng Kultura ng mga Banyaga sa mg Mag-aaral Sa ngayon
The Effects of Computer-Aided Instruction in Teaching Araling Panlipunan 5 in Pupils' Learning Outcomes
Play-Based Teaching Approach to Facilitate Pupils Learning in Aralinq Panlipunan 3
Using Sound Blending To Acquire Reading Skills in the Early Grades
Contextualizing Lesson Plans in EnSciMa 3: Improving the Learning Performance of the Subanen Learners
Interactive Computer-Assisted Instruction: Enhancing Mathematics Teaching Among Grade 9 Students
Using SIM in Enhancing Grade 8 Students Level of Performance in Science
Play-Based Word Translation Activities: An Intervention to Improve Reading Comprehension
School Stakeholders Values Formation Program
CIS Life Laboratory Rooted with Learning Organic Agriculture and Mushroom Cultivation
Influence of Socio-Economic Status on the Academic Performance of 4 P's Student-Beneficiaries
Project CARE: Exploring CIS Action Research Experience
Developing C-V-C Word Recognition Skills Using Repetitive Exercises and Drill
Twenty-minute Habit Through Word Wall Activities
Doing Arts Approach in Teaching Elementary Science
Project LURE: Improving First Graders Reading Comprehension
Effectiveness of Senior Hgh School (SHS) Immersion Program on National Certification (NC) II Assessment
Reward System. An Intervention Addressing Dropout
Influence of School-based feeding Program on Class Performance
Using Teacher-Pupil: A Reading Intervention
Ka-TITSER: SLAC Program in Improving Teacher Quality of SHS Teachers
Mathematics Problem Solving Interventions for Grade 2 and Grade 3 Pupils
FuReAct: A Reading Intervention
OPLAN Search for Children With Special Needs: Basis for Opening SPED Classes
Repetition Rate: Factors and Possible Interventions
Project BETRead: A Remedial Reading Program
Reducing the Number of Repeaters Through Homeschooling
Influence of Parental Support on Students’ Dropout Rate: The Mediating Effect of Students’ Motivation
LOVE: Close Monitoring of Learners At-Risk of Dropping Out.
Enhancing the Reading Ability of Grade 3 Pupils
Word Recognition, Comprehension and Fluency Through Multimedia Instruction for Multi-Grade Pupils
Drill: Enhancing Multiplication and Division Operation Skills
Overcoming Reading Difficulties Through Phonological and Phonemic Activities
Photonary: Increasing Pupils' Word Recognition Skills
Exploring the Mathematics Problem Solving Skills of Grade 4 Pupils
Improving Reading Through Reciprocal Teaching Approach
Reading-At-Noon Program: Improving Reading Comprehension
Improving Mathematics Performance Through Games and Graphic Organizers
Promoting Parents' Awareness on Phonetics: An Aid To Learners' Reading Proficiency
Sing-Along Learning Using Technology: Improves Memorization in Multiplication Tables
Innovative Reading Intervention Scheme: A Tool in Improving Reading and Vocabulary Words
Teachers' Assessment Practices in the Classroom: basis for Intervention
Illustrated Stories: Preferable Reading Material in Sustaining Reading Interest of Pupils
Information Communication Technology Competence of Teachers: An Exploratory Study
Impact of Instruction in High Repetition Rate Among Male Students
Teacher's Challenges in Doing Action Research: Basis for Intervention
Students' Evaluation of SHS Teachers' Teaching Performance: Basis for Curriculum Enhancement and Training
Exploring the Level of Pupil's Motivation Through Enhanced Q8A Technique
The Role of Teachers and Parents in Honing Students' Hidden Skills
Using Comic Strips in Improving Comprehension Skills of Intermediate Graders
Effectiveness of Remedial Reading Programs Among First Graders
Using Semantic Webbing in Improving Reading Comprehension
Using Dimensional Approach in Enhancing Reading Comprehension
Reading Materials: Improving Reading Ability of Third Graders
Pictoword Application: An Aid in Enhancing the Learners' Vocabulary and Spelling Skills
Operational Use of Parent-Teacher Conference Report Document Among Public Elementary Educators
Redefining Strategies and Approaches in Solving Reading Difficulties of Third Graders
Using the Art of Digital Storytelling in Improving the Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills
Using Songs As A Tool in Improving the Listening and Comprehension Skills in English
Ready to Mingle: Exploring Aging Attitudes Through Puppet Making Study
Effects of Teacher-Mediated Echo Communication Game On Expressive Language of Children With Autism
Blended Learning: Social Media As A Learning Tool
Using Academic Games in Teaching Fundamentals of Accountancy, Business and Management (FABM 1) in Senior High School
Developing the Professional Ethics of Neophyte Teachers of Looc National High School: A Modular Approach
Improving Family Earthquake Preparedness Through the Use of Community Lecture
Utilizing Computer-Based Assessment for Self- Paced Learners in Computer System Servicing NCII
Motivational Strategies in Strengthening Cooperation of Faculty and Staff During Fire Drills
PARAVARTYA YOJAYET: Solving Simple Equations Using Vedic Math
Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development Towards Competent Football Athletes
Effects of Multimedia Assisted Instruction on Academic Performance in English: A Case Study
Using ICT Generated Word Game in Increasing Vocabulary Skills of Seventh Graders
Integrating Video Clips in Science Class In Promoting Climate Change Awareness
Word-Recognition Practice: Its Impact on the Development of Pupils' Listening Comprehension
Platooning: A Strategy on Increasing Pupils' Performance in English- Science-Mathematics- (EnSciMa) Learning Areas
Kaguro Ko, Kaagapay Ker. Addressing the Mentoring Barriers As Experienced by Master Teachers
Using Electronic Forms on Fast-Tracking the School Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE)
Improving Family Earthquake Preparedness Through the Use of Community Lecture
Effectiveness of Using Activity Sheets in Teaching Science Among Seventh Graders
Remedial Reading Intervention Through Reviving Fuller Lesson Approach
Assessment on Schools' Physical Condition: Basis for DRRM Action Plan
Using CODEVS in Developing Automaticity in Reading Among Elementary Pupils
Using Guided Choral Reading (GCR) in Improving Reading Fluency of Fourth Graders
Using Manipulative Materials in Teaching Mathematics Fundamental Operations
Using Five Finger Retell (FFR) in Enhancing the Reading Comprehension Skill of Fifth Graders
Instituting Storylandia in Intensifying Word Recognition and Accuracy Towards Answering Comprehension Questions
Institutionalizing Project CLEAN As a Solid Waste Management in School Through SPG Involvement
Situational Factors Influencing Learners’ Motivation in Developing the Skills in Speaking English as a Second Language
B-Home Sign Model: Making Addition and Subtraction of Integers Easy
Standard Process of Teaching Noting Details in Decreasing the Number of Frustration Readers
An Action Research on Improving Teachers' Assessment Skills and Behaviour Towards Performance -Based Classroom Assessment
Translation of English to Filipino and Mother Tongue to Improve Reading Comprehension
Improving Reading Comprehension Through Multimedia Assisted Instruction
Program LURE: Improving the Reading Comprehension of First Graders
Oral Drill: Improving the Pronunciation Skills of Sixth Graders
Effectiveness of Innovation Techniques in Teaching Science
Reading Comprehension on Understanding Cause and Effect Relationship
Information Communication Technology Competence of Elementary Teachers: An Exploratory Study
Research Writing Capabilities of Teachers: An Exploratory Study
Utilization of E-Classroom: Its Effect to Teaching-Learning in EPP
School-Based Counseling: Its Effect on the Emotional Recovery of Bullied Learners
Home Visitation: Its Effect on Learners with Misbehavior
Remedial Reading Program: An Intervention for Reading Skills Among Grade Six Pupils of Mantiguib Elementary School
Using Graphics, Video Clips and Localized Stories: Its Effect On the Reading Comprehension Level of English VI Pupils in San Isidro Elementary School
Active Learning Plan: A Strategy Combined with Simplified Lesson to Increase Students' Focus and Performance in Mathematics
Behavior Modification and Enhancement Program: Its Effect to the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao Learning Performance of Intermediate Pupils
Improvised Materials in Science: Its Effect on Self-Efficacy and Creativity of Grade Three Pupils
Creativity, Computation and Reasoning (C-C-R) Strategy: Its Effects on Mathematics Performance
Weekend Information Communications Technology Training Program: Its Effect on Teachers’ Computer Literacy Skills
Anti-Bullying Campaign: Its Effect on Learners' Behavior
Differentiating Instruction Through Workbook in Science 5: An Instructional Support for the 21st Century Teachers
Contextualized Language Module and Students' English Proficiency and Attitude Towards the English Language

All DepEd Action Research to be conducted must be related to the nature of work, would improve teaching and learning, access and school governance, and matters arising from the SIP analysis and Learning Action Cells sessions that require further investigation.


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7 thoughts on “2020 DepEd Action Research Topics and Sample Titles”

  1. Good day po…
    Can I ask the following research for reference?
    1. Effectiveness of Innovation Techniques in Teaching Science
    2. Effectiveness of Using Activity Sheets in Teaching Science Among Seventh Graders

    Thank you and God bless.

  2. Good Day po

    My I ask permission who own this Studies/ Research.

    1. The Effects of Computer-Aided Instruction in Teaching Araling Panlipunan 5 in Pupils’ Learning Outcomes
    2. Research Writing Capabilities of Teachers: An Exploratory Study

    Thank you po.


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