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The Commission will be accepting Action Research Proposals until September 30, 2017.
Please watch the CHED K to 12 Facebook page for further announcements.


Senior High School (SHS) Support is a project by CHED in coordination with DepEd to ensure high quality of teaching amid varying contexts, locations, and experience of teachers across the country.

Action Research Grants for Solo HEI Faculty

Action Research Grants for Solo HEI Faculty (Solo Grants) shall be awarded to individual HEI faculty who are given teaching loads in Senior High School (Grade 11 or 12), whether part-time or full-time, during the K to 12 Transition Period, from SY 2016-2017 to SY 2020-2021. Support of up to Php 50,000 shall be provided for grantees in implementing teaching and learning practices that are evidence-based and well-documented in the form of action research.

The aim of the program is to encourage HEI faculty to document educational practices, challenges, and interventions emerging in the implementation of K to 12, specifically in Senior High School, and to disseminate the results to K to 12 implementers and educators to better the implementation of K to 12 in the Philippines, on a research conference to be conducted by the K to 12 Transition PMU in 2018.

The scope of the action research may be but not limited to the following topics:

  • Instruction and Delivery
  • Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum
  • Technology Integration in Teaching SHS
  • Student Motivation
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Special Education


Application Details

Institutions and faculty members are invited to submit proposals for the SHS Support Action Research Grants. Deadline of application is on September 3, 2017​.

Subject: APPLICATION: SHS Solo Grant 2017B


Application Form and Research Proposal (downloadable)

  • Cover Letter
  • Work and Financial Plan
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Re-entry Action Plan
  • HEI-SHS Profile
  • Action Research Proposal
  • NBI Clearance
  • Logical Framework
  • Photocopy of any valid government issued ID


Approved Grantees

View the list of approved grantees for the SHS Support Grants.


Sample Topics and Actual Researches Conducted

Authentic Assessment “An Action Research Study: Engaging in Authentic Formative Assessment” – Bryan Drost of Kent State University College (2012)

“Authentic Tasks: A Participatory Action Research Study On a Teaching Method for the Inclusive Classroom” -Wendy Raso Bruffy of Northeastern University (2012)

Teaching Strategies “How Do I Teach My Students to Paraphrase Academic Content in Order to Improve Their Reading Comprehension?” – Michelle Ahn of George Mason University(1999)
Special Education “Collaborative Learning & Peer Reviews in Special Education” – Rachael Hanson of Macalester College (2006)

”Flipped Inclusion Classroom: An Action Research” – Jeannette Villanueva of University of Hawaii at Minoa

Differentiated Instruction “Individualizing Instruction through the Writing Workshop: How to Meet the Needs of Diverse Abilities in the Same Classroom” – Angela Ting of George Mason University (2006)

“An Action Research on the Effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction In Teaching English for Grade Four Classes” – Mary Joy V. Olicia of Victoria Reyes Elementary School

Student Motivation “Excited Students Are Motivated Students” – Damon L. Derbyshire of George Mason University (2003)

“How I can improve my students’ motivation so that they can become more responsible for their own learning?: An Action Research Enquiry into Integrated Skills of English” – Tao Rui of Guyuan Teachers College

Brain and Learning “A college-wide approach to Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)” – LSIS of John Leggott College (2009)
Classroom Management “The Effect of Teacher Interactions on Classroom Management in a Montessori Environment” – Nimali Metos of St. Catherine University

“Behavior Problems in the Classroom”

“Using Collaborative Action Research to Improve Classroom Discipline: An Action Research Study at a Secondary School in the Boland” – Edgar Anthony Johannes of the University of Western Cape

“Keeping a Classroom Environment Safe While Building Prior Knowledge to Increase Vocabulary Comprehension” – Katherine Lawrence of Gunston Middle School

English as a Second Language “Engaging Language Minority Students through the Multiple Intelligences in Ninth Grade English Classes” (Direct Download) – Nicole Beaulieu of Wakefield High School

“Moving ESL Students from the Concrete to the Abstract: Deriving Meaning from Words” (Direct Download) – Hendrick Booz of J.E.B. Stuart High School

Technology in the Classroom “Will Students Be Able to Obtain Information More Quickly and Accurately From a Hard Copy of the USA Today or Its’ Internet Site?”

“Investigating the Potential of the Flipped Classroom Model in K-12 ICT Teaching and Learning: An Action Research Study” – Christoforos Kostaris, Stylianos Sergis, Demetrios G. Sampson, Michail Ν. Giannakos5 and Lina Pelliccione

Literacy “Using Word Their Way with a Balanced Literacy Program to Improve the Reading and Writing of Second Grade Students” – Beth Dearnley, Janet Freeman, Tanyalee Gulick & Laura Neri or Randolph Elementary School

“How Puppetry Helps the Oral Language Development of Language Minority Kindergartners” (Direct Download) – Allyson N. Lepley – Glen Forest Elementary

Social-Emotional Learning “Social Emotional Learning in High School: How Three Urban High Schools Engage, Educate, and Empower Youth” – MarYam G. Hamedani, Linda Darling-Hammond, Xinhua Zheng, Brandy P. Quinn, Jacqueline Ancess, Elisabeth Barnett, Jennifer Kim, and Bethany Rogers

“Action Research: How Can Social Emotional Learning Promote Positive Coping Responses to Stress?” (Direct Download) – Carlyn Knight

Inquiry-based Learning “Teaching Science through Inquiry-Based and Hands-On Practices” – Leslie Ann Gravitz of Main Elementary School

“The Effect of Inquiry-based Instruction on Students’ Participation and Attitudes in a Third Grade Science Classroom” – Debbie Arthur of New Mexico Highlands University

Current Issues in Education Homosexuality in Education
“Creating a Positive Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youths” – Heather Barber and Vikki Crane

Parent-Teacher Relationship
“Building Communities of Learners: A Collaboration among Teachers, Students, Families, and Community”
“Teacher-Parent Partnerships: Sharing Understandings and Making Changes” – Nicola Billman, Catherine Geddes, Helen Hedges

Students at Risk:
“Classroom Strategies of Helping At-Risk Students” – David Snow
“Reclaiming the Future for Students at Risk: New Approaches to Dropout Prevention” – Ron Schachter

K to 12 Transition:
“Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research: Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom” – Ernest Stringer, Lois McFayden Christensen, Shiela Baldwin

Sources:​ Current and recent research from the following institutions:
George Mason University (
Cambridge University
Winona State University

Other resources:


CHED Memorandum Order & Other Related Policies

CMO No. 9, s. of 2016
Guidelines for Senior High School (SHS) Support Grants under the K to 12 Transition Program

Clarificatory Memo, 10 August 2016
Clarifications on the Implementation of the Guidelines for Senior High School (SHS) Support Grants Under the K to 12 Transition Program For Academic Year 2016-2017
(CHED Memorandum Order No. 9, Series Of 2016)

Memorandum from the Chairperson, July 13, 2015
Clarification on Enrolment in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for School Years 2016-2017 & 2017-2018

DepEd Order No. 42, s. 2015
High School Graduates Who Are Eligible to Enrol in Higher Education Institutions in School Year (SY) 2016-2017

CMO No. 34, s. 2016
Selective Crediting of SHS Subjects to College for SHS Graduates Entering College on AY 2016-17 and 2017-18

CMO No. 35, s. 2016
Guidelines for Operation of Senior High School (SHS) in SUCs and LUCs