Five-year Performance of the Teacher Education Graduates in the Licensure Examination for Teachers

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Desiree F. Botengan Apler J. Bansiong Rosita B. Kudan


The study analyzed the five-year performance ratings of the Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEE) and Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSE) graduates of Benguet State University – College of Teacher Education (BSU-CTE) in the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET). Using descriptive research design involving document analysis, the results of nine LET examinations from April 2010 to March 2015 were analyzed. Findings revealed that the accumulated performance ratings of the BEE and BSE graduates were high. The general ratings were platykurtic and negatively skewed. The performance ratings in the August/September schedules were significantly higher than in the March/April examinations. Further, the college performance ratings surpassed the national passing rate. In all nine examinations, the first-time takers and the fresh graduates had consistently outperformed the repeaters and old graduate takers. The Early Childhood Education (BEE-ECED) and the Biological Sciences (BSE-Bio. Sci.) graduates registered higher passing rates. Percentage passing rates were highest in the Professional Education area and lowest in the field of specialization. Across all areas and degrees, the performance ratings of BSU-CTE graduates appeared to be influenced by the number of takes, time of examination, and specialization.

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