HomeISU-Cabagan Journal of Researchvol. 21 no. 2 (2012)

Performance of ISU Graduates in the Licensure Examination for Agriculturists

Samuel R. Simon | Janet B. Quilang

Discipline: Education, Agriculture



As basis for recommendation for the improvement of the University’s agriculture programs and the graduates’ performance in the Licensure Examination for Agriculturists (LEA), this study determined the performance of the Isabela State University (ISU) graduates in the LEA given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). This study primarily used the descriptive method of research and the respondents were the LEA examinees from 2003-2011 from the seven (7) Echague, Cabagan, Cauayan, San Mateo, Roxas, San Mariano and Jones Campuses. Results of this study reveal that the average ISU passing percentage in the LEA from 2003 to 2011 is 22.84% which is below the average national passing percentage of 31.42% for the same period. The average LEA rating obtained by the University is 65.76% which is also below the passing score of 75.00%. The average overall academic performance of the examinees is 84.58% which is significantly higher than their average LEA rating. Correlation analysis shows that there is high and negative relationship between the examinees’ LEA rating and their academic performance. This study further found that the highest average rating obtained by the examinees in the LEA was in the area of Crop Protection followed by Animal Science, Crop Science, Agricultural Extension and Communication, Soil Science and the least is in the area of Agricultural Economics and Marketing. Test of significance at 5% level however, reveals that there is no significant difference between the ratings obtained by the examinees in the six (6) areas of the LEA.