Contributory Factors to Passing Licensure Examination for Teachers at the College of the Immaculate Conception, Cabanatuan City, Philippines

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Contributory Factors to the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) Performance among the 2008 Education Graduates of the College of the Immaculate Conception


Dr. Milagros B. Cortez and Dr. Rosalita M. Licup

The College of the Immaculate Conception (CIC) is known for its high quality teacher education. The college provided the province of Nueva Ecija with quality teachers in terms of teaching proficiency coupled with religious background. However, CIC is now facing difficulty in providing more licensed teachers due to varied factors. For quite sometimes, the college entrants for teacher education were becoming inferior in quality compared to other degree programs in the college which eventually lead to lower passing percentage in the Licensure Examination for Teachers. With the abovementioned situation, the researchers find it necessary to conduct a study to determine the contributory factors to the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) performance among 2008 education graduates of CIC.

Eight factors, namely: 1.) curriculum; 2.) practicum; 3.) school facilities; 4.) administrators; 5.) teachers; 6.) peer; 7.) family; and review class were initially identified as contributory to one’s performance in LET. Personal profile variables of the respondents were also considered as other factors affecting LET performance. The study is limited to March 2009 and May 2009 education graduates as respondents. There was an attempt to include all graduates but only 15 out of 23 were available at the time of data-gathering. Questionnaire was the main data-gathering instrument and interview was employed to validate some answers given in the questionnaire. Frequency count, percentage, weighted mean, and regression analyses were the statistical tools used in analyzing data-gathered.

Majority of the LET passers are females, aged 21, science and mathematics majors, presently employed as teachers. Majority got LET ratings of 77 in above in...
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