The school is considered as a hub for transformational learning and life skills. Students are enrolled not only to acquire knowledge and understanding of the world phenomenon but also to become better citizens and human beings. (Malik et al, 2005) In the process of molding the Thomasian values, the Education High School promotes punctuality in every high school student to give importance to the Right of Students in School remove the highlighted part. Students’ attendance is being recorded by the secretary of each class and by the office. Whenever there are late students, they are marked late in the record including the time of their arrival. Classes start by 7:00 o’clock A.M. and students have to attend the class regularly to ensure improvement in performance. One of the most frustrating problems in today’s classrooms is tardiness. Some teachers report that the first four to eight minutes of class is almost a waste of time as students straggle in, disrupting instruction. (Sprick and K Daniels) To motivate students to come in class, many schools have implemented tough attendance policies. (Reeves) Through this research, EHS can determine how its students value the promptness from June to August for three consecutive school years (2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014)
Use introductory sentence from the other document. Chronic tardiness is one disciplinary problem that can significantly decrease instructional time at the secondary level. When many students arrive late to instructional periods scheduled throughout the day, teachers must continually restart class or delay beginning instruction because it is not practical to begin on time (Tyre, et al.). Students’ attendance has always been a part of classroom practices. To motivate students to come to class, many schools have implemented tough attendance policies. Add other literature of schools (reference) As the Education High School, a clear policy on attendance and punctuality is stated in the Student Handbook, a corresponding sanction……. typically stipulating that students will receive might postpone credit for homework or tests that they miss because of unexcused absences (Reeves, 2010). Following the EHS Student Handbook (2013- 2014), there are rules and regulations given which everyone will follow. Students are required to attend classes regularly. They should be present in all class and official activities throughout the school year. Classes begin at exactly 7 o’clock in the morning everyday. During Mondays, students must be gathered in the fourth floor lobby before 6:40 a.m. in their lines according to their section. After the flag ceremony, the students may now go back to their respective classrooms. Students who failed to attend the flag ceremony will be held at the Formation Officer Desk 2 post and will be attending the second flag ceremony. During Tuesdays to Fridays, normal sanction in response to the absences and tardiness of students is being applied. Students who comes in the Education High School Gate at the first floor lobby later than 7:01 a.m. is already considered late and is required to sign on the Attendance Slip with their name, section and time of arrival that will be provided by the Formation Officer Desk 1. Students who arrives later than 7:15 a.m. will be held at the Formation Officer Desk Post near their classroom and will not be able to attend their first class period. The information from the Formation Officer Desk 1 must be synced with records from the Education High School Office and the class secretary of the class.
Background of the Study
A tardy was operationally defined as a student’s failure to be in an assigned seat at the sound of the final transitions bell or tardy bell (Tyre, et al.). Punctuality is a trait that one must better develop during his early years. With punctuality one can project his discipline, integrity, professionalism and respect for others. This paper is not to find proof of whether attendance do affect studies but a paper to provide information as to how well EHS students value punctuality as exhibited through the secretary’s attendance.
Statement of Objectives
The researchers aims to achieve the following: (a) reproduce the secretary’s record from school years 2011 – 2012, 2012 – 2013, and 2013 – 2014 on the months of June, July, and August, (b) present the data recorded through plotting and charts, (c) give observations as to what significance does the data provide.
Significance of the Study
With this report, the researchers aim to measure how Education High School students give importance to the value that is punctuality by presenting data from the records of each of the class’s secretary. If the report can give definition to how the students fail punctuality or exhibit the need for improvement in attendance, then, the information in this work may become source to valid a movement improving regulations for attendance (in which case, we suggest a reference to the study of Douglas B. Reeves).
Scope and Limitations
The information within this report is solely based on the record of attendance of Class Secretary from each section and the data collated by the Formation Officer Desk 1 written on Attendance slips being surrendered to the EHS Office for formal organization of data of absences and tardiness of the students from 1st year to 4th year high school only. Furthermore, this paper uses data recorded from and not exceeding the months of June, July, and August under the school years 2011 – 2012, 2012 – 2013, and 2013 – 2014.