Licensure Examination Performance of BSEd-Biological and Physical Science Graduates in a State University in Northern Philippines

Solita Evangeline S. Bañez, Corazon G. Pardo


This study analyzed the licensure examination for teachers (LET) performance of the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd)-Biological and Physical Science Graduates in the University of Northern Philippines. Utilizing the descriptive-correlational method, it involved the BSEd graduates major in Physical and Biological Sciences, School Years 2012-2013 to 2014-2015. The study employed documentary analysis of records of the graduates. Mean, analysis of variance, and multiple regression were used to analyze the data. Results showed that most of the respondents had graduated in public high schools and a great majority of them attended LET review. Their performance in the College Admission Test (CAT) is almost equally distributed from very good, good and passing, and nearly all of them obtained a passing mark in the Teaching Aptitude Test (TAT). The overall LET performance of the respondents is above the National Passing Percentage in general education, professional and major subjects. Respondents’ LET performance in 2015 is significantly higher than their performance in 2014. The performance of the LET takers in general education is higher in 2015 than in 2014. The respondents with high achievement in professional education subjects attended LET review and with high College Admission Test have better overall LET performance along general education and professional education components. The respondents with higher achievement in general education subjects have better performance in the specialization aspects. The institution may implement higher cut-off score in the College Admission Test. The college may conduct activities related to the licensure examination to prepare thoroughly the LET takers.


College admission test; Teaching aptitude test; Attendance in LET review; Academic achievement

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