Research has been more important in the era of educational reforms, particularly in basic education, because it allows teachers and school officials to revisit and improve their teaching practices. The study focused on assessing the research skills of teachers in public elementary schools as basis for management plan. A descriptive type of research was employed in the study with the survey questionnaire as the main data gathering instrument, complemented by an interview. Frequency, percentage, F-test (ANOVA), and weighted mean were used to statistically treat the data. Findings of the study revealed that majority of the teachers of public elementary schools belonged to the age bracket of 46 and above, graduates of bachelor’s degree, with 10 years or more teaching experiences, and three to five seminars and trainings attended in line with research. Many teachers have agreed that they have good collaboration research skills. There is no significant difference between the respondents’ profile and research skills as for age and number of years in teaching. Meanwhile, highest educational attainment as well as number of seminars and trainings attended by the researchers were significantly differed. Furthermore, poor time management is the most common challenge met by teachers when making a research.
As an offshoot of the results, the researcher has to prepare a policy improvement plan which includes various projects and activities in order to improve the research culture within Nasugbu East district.