HomeHarvestvol. 12 no. 2 (2016)

APTITUDE TEST OF TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENTS AND LICENSURE EXAMINATION RESULTS: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY

Flordeliza A. Castro | Jasmin S. Tayao

 

Abstract:

This study was conducted to determine the relationship between the results of the Philippine Aptitude Test for Teachers (PATT) and the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). The study involved 21 teacher-education students/graduates who took the LET in 2013. Descriptive correlation method of research was utilized. Results of the study revealed that the general aptitude score was interpreted as Average. Specifically, the students had average performances in the following areas of PATT: Information, Situational Judgment, Verbal Filipino and Numeric. On the other hand, the area of Verbal English was rated Low Average. From among the domains/sub-scales of PATT, only Situational Judgment was found to have a significant relationship with the LET results. Recommendations for further strengthening the Verbal English competency of students, as well as the conduct of a longitudinal study to analyze data and variables that predict the LET results are offered by the study.