Determinants of L.E.T. Performance of the Teacher Education Graduates in a State University

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JPAIR: Multidisciplinary Journal National Peer Reviewed Journal 90
Determinants of L.E.T. Performance
of the Teacher Education Graduates
in a State University
JUANITA B. PASCUA
nitzpascua@yahoo.com
JANE D. NAVALTA
jane_d_navalta@yahoo.com.
College of Teacher Education,
Nueva Vizcaya State University,
Director, University Review Center
Date Submitted: April 20, 2011
Final Revision Accepted: May 4, 2011
Abstract - This study determined the correlation of personal and educational related factors with the LET performance of the Teacher Education graduates of NVSU, second semester, S.Y. 2007-2008. The respondents’ personal

and educational data were gathered from the Registrar’s records while the result of the LET performance was taken from the PRC through the LET Review Committee. The study used descriptive survey method with the use of documentary analysis. T-test was used to determine the difference in the LET performance when grouped according to gender and degree course. F-test was used to determine if there is significant difference in LET performance and English proficiency of the respondents. Scheffe Post Hoc Test was utilized to determine the significant difference in English proficiency in terms of percentile ranks. There were more Elementary Education respondents Vol. 6 May 2011 ISSN 20123981 National Peer Reviewed Journal JPAIR Multidisciplinary Journal91 than Secondary Education. English proficiency of respondents ranged from 23.00-73.75. There were more passers from the Elementary level than those from the Secondary level. Females’ performance in LET was statistically the same with their male counterpart and that the BEEd performed better than the BSEd and all other courses combined (BSMath, BSAExt, BSHT, BSIE, BSAEd).Degree Course, GPA, English Proficiency, and Admission Test Score indicated significant relationship with LET performance. Key words: Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), English proficiency, Teacher Education graduates INTRODUCTION

The quality of education in the country is low as stipulated in research findings. This issue particularly on low quality education poses more implications as one strives to deal with globalization, educational reform, technological change and survival issue (Duque, 1999). The Philippines prohibits any individual from practicing or offering to service the teaching profession without having previously obtained a certificate of registration and a valid professional license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to ensure that the student teachers become competent teachers (www.pinoytest.com). This is the main reason why the commission conducts the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) to regulate the profession and to provide license to deserving individuals who passed the LET (http:// www.pinoytest.com/teacherlicensureexam). In 2008, NVSU has an institutional passing rate of 75.90% for the elementary level and 50.67% for the secondary level. On the other hand, the national rate for the elementary level is 30.47% while the secondary level has a passing rate of 35.34% (http://NVSU.edu.ph/news). Moreover, Grade Point Average (GPA) as one of the main factors associated with the LET performance of students, measures how well Determinants of L.E.T. Performance of the Teacher Education Graduates in a State UniversityJPAIR: Multidisciplinary Journal National Peer Reviewed Journal one is doing in his academic studies. It is the average obtained by dividing the total quality hours for courses for which one is registeredfor any stated period of time Under GPA, performance in a given set of courses in the variable summarizes overall performance (tru.ca/ policy/allpolicy.html). Furthermore, before students enter the college and pursue their education at Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU), they must first take the admission test administered by the Testing Center. The test determines students who may take a degree or a non-degree course. The scores...
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