School Improvement Plan and Students’ Academic Achievement in Secondary Schools in Amuria District: A Case Study of Amuria Secondary School

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2024-06-10
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Uganda Christian University
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The title of my study was School Improvement Plan and Students’ Academic Achievement in Secondary Schools in Amuria District: A Case Study of Amuria Secondary School. The purpose of this study was to establish how School Improvement Plan impacts on students’ academic achievement in Amuria secondary school and the objectives were to assess the influence of the school improvement plan on students’ academic achievement in Amuria secondary school, to examine the influence of the school improvement plan on a conducive learning environment in Amuria secondary school and to establish the influence of school improvement plan on students’ regular school attendance in Amuria secondary school. A total of 32 respondents were used in this study and these were purposively sampled. These included the head teacher, PTA executive members, BOG, DOS and teachers. Interview guide and document analysis were used as data collection instruments. The researcher used a case study as a study design. Basing on the findings of the study, it was revealed that SIP improves the quality of teaching and learning. Findings of the study also revealed that SIP has made the school administration to identify their strength and weaknesses which has helped them to improve in areas where they are not doing well to ensure that teaching learning exercises take place perfectly well. Research findings also indicated that SIP has helped the school to improve on students’ academic achievement by involving all other school stakeholders in formulating and implementing school improvement plan and coming up with different ideas on achieving higher performance. It was also revealed that the introduction of SIP has led to proper management and utilization of school resources and that there is now effective communication between school administrators and parents about their children. Basing on research findings, it was concluded that students’ academic achievement in Amuria secondary school has improved as compared to before the introduction of SIP. School improvement plan has contributed to the overall school performance and the current state of students’ academic achievement in this school is good. It was therefore recommended that the government together with school administrators should find all ways possible to ensure that SIP is enhanced since it is influential as far as students’ academic achievement is concerned.
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