The study was conducted to explore and hence compare the academic decision making practices prevailing in higher secondary schools of district D.I.Khan. A researcher made Academic Decision Making Questionnaire was used to gather the required data. The questionnaire was validated through face and content validity while the reliability of the questionnaire was 0.92. The population of the study consisted of 43 principals (Female=14 and Male=29). The questionnaire was distributed among all 43 principals and all 43 questionnaires were completely and properly filled showing 100% response rate. Data was analyzed using SPSS (Version 26.0). Three alternate hypotheses were also devised and accordingly tested. The data analysis revealed that no significant differences were found pertaining to gender, locality and marital status of principals regarding academic decision making practices. Various recommendations including conduct of management related specialized trainings for higher secondary school heads should be arranged.
Academic Decision-Making Practices (ADMP), Management, Skills, Principals