The main purpose of this study was to determine the performance of the Education graduates in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given in August 2004, particularly the performance of the graduates of the Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd.) and Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSEd.) in the General Education and Professional Education subjects. The study utilized correlational research and documentary analysis.
The study revealed that the institutional rating of the Baliuag University, College of Education is higher than the national passing percentage. The performance ratings in the LET of the graduates of the BEEd. and BSEd. programs are both higher than the national passing percentage. There was low relationship between the General Education and the Professional Education subjects of the Education graduates who passed the LET 2004 in the BEEd program. Also, there was a moderate relationship between General Education and the Professional Education subjects of the
Education graduates who passed the LET 2004 in the BSEd. program. The graduates of the BEEd program had difficulty in the Professional Education subjects as compared to the General Education subjects while graduates of the BSEd. Program had difficulty in the General Education subjects as compared to the Professional Education subjects.
The self-perceived reasons of the Education graduates for passing the LET were the following: provision of relevant learning experiences to graduating students; competent and effective teachers; attendance in review classes; very good facilities of the University; and up-to-date curricula. On the other hand, the self-perceived reasons and causes of failures were: respondents experience too much tension; test was too long; test items/questions were too difficult; not feeling well during examination day; lack of concentration; lack of time to review; and lack of review materials.
It was suggested that the College of Education further intensify the existing review classes; strictly enforce the attendance in the review classes; give separate mock tests in the General Education subjects and Professional subjects as well as in the major subjects; provide test items that are patterned after the LET type of questions; and provide additional trainings, workshops, seminars and colloquia to further enhance the preparation of the Education students to pass the LET.