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Research Article
PREDICTORS OF BOARD EXAM PERFORMANCE OF THE
DHVTSU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GRADUATES
Dolores T. Quiambao1, Enrique G. Baking1, Laura Miriam B. Buenviaje1,
Alvin V. Nuqui1, Reynaldo C. Cruz1
1Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, Philippines
Correspondence should be addressed to DOLORES T. QUIAMBAO
Received March 10, 2015; Accepted March 26, 2015; Published March 31, 2015;
Copyright: © 2015 DOLORES T. QUIAMBAO et al. This is an open access
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provided the original work is properly cited.
Cite This Article: Quiambao, D.T., Baking, E.G., Buenviaje, L.B., Nuqui, A.V.,
Cruz, R.C. (2015). Predictors of
Board Exam Performance of the DHVTSU College of Education Graduates.
Journal of Business & Management
Studies, 1(1). 1-4
ABSTRACT
As the institution endlessly offer quality education, innovating instruction
practice and enhancing graduates’ performances
serve up as an input for professional development. The main concern of the study
is to determine the predictors of board
exam performance of education graduates at Don Honorio Ventura Technological
State University. Survey method and
extensive documentary analyses were utilized in gathering and interpreting the
data. Findings of the study revealed
teachers’ educational attainment, teachers’ length of service, quality of library
facilities, quality of laboratory facilities,
students’ intelligence quotient, and students’ grade point average formed a very
significant set of predictors for passing the
licensure examination for teachers. Hence, these factors are to be considered vital
in developing policies to further improve
the education graduates performance in the licensure examination.
KEY WORDS: Board examination, education graduates, predictors, descriptive
correlation, Don Honorio Ventura
Technological State University, College of Education, Bacolor Pampanga
Philippines
INTRODUCTION
As the institution endlessly offer quality education,

It has been recommended that performance of education graduates will be improve through prioritizing PRC-LET competencies and Commission on Higher Education.E. the academe assures the effectiveness of their educational programs through analyzing determinants of Education Graduates’ Performance in Licensure Examination for Teachers. Republic Act 8981 or Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) implements certificate of registration and valid professional license specifically for passed education graduates in Licensure Examination for Teachers (PRC. 2010) and (Figuerres. Department of Education requirements. In this case. Mathematics. Filipino. In line with this. serves as the key factor in their L.T elementary. General Education (Social Sciences. Likewise. Also. performance. Garcia. Mathematics. English. study conducted by Figuerres (2010) study for board www. examinees in Southern Leyte State University – San Juan from 2007-2010 have found the consistency of students’ performance conducted by Garcia (2010). 2000). monitoring pre-service teaching . Study have been revealed that academic grades of the student serves as the predictor in achieving 90% of passing rate for 2010 board examination. The agency monitors the performance of universities and ensures the global competency and modernization of teaching interventions by teachers in Philippines and uplifts their performance for professional strategy (Castillo et al. Science. 2010). Academic Performance of examinees in the field of Specialization (Computer Education.E.innovating instruction practice and enhancing graduates’ performances serve up as an input for professional development (Pachejo and Allaga.T. 2013). 2000).org Open Access Scientific Publisher Journal of Business & Management Studies JBMS 03|Volume 1|Issue 1|2015 2 examinees of University of Northern Philippines have found that institutional passing rate were higher than national passing rate of L.advancejournals. Science and Social Studies). Based on the study conducted by Pachejo and Allaga (2013) in Rizal Technological University. Filipino and English) and Professional Education.

(Goldhaber and Hansen. 2011). (Goldhaber and Hansen. Graduates with English Proficiency decreased as the Elementary major graduates focused on Filipino language (Pascua and Navalta. profile of respondents.00-2. 2010) and (Pascua. . 2011).and learning processes and revising specialization courses. It has been recommended to continually conduct comprehensive or mock examinations to education graduates before taking Licensure Examination for Teachers to increase their probability in passing the board examination (Riney et al. College of Education Faculty organized the comprehensive examination and it has found out that respondents gained positive impact of the said examination in their performance. Likewise. Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) major and examinees’ Grade Point average ranged from 2. 2011). Imitating the actual examination. On the other hand.25. 2011). institutions that achieved high level of passing rate serves as the influential factor in the personalities of examinees to pass the board examination (Pascual and Navalta. Mental and Psychological enhancement of education graduates through high level of motivation. race and career preferences are personal factors that serves as the strong determinants of Board Examination Performance (Pascual and Navalta. female respondents achieved higher level of passing rate in board examination and most of them came from Music. Bachelor of Science in Basic Education Graduates of University of the Cordilleras have been studied through undergoing mock examination in the L. Based on the study conducted by Pascual and Navalta (2011) in State University. 2006). Mock Examinations or Comprehensive Examination was conducted by the universities in the Philippines to trace the weakness of the examinees and to analyze their performance (Montemayor et al. Also. several problems have been encountered by institution providing quality performances for licensure examination. However.T. gender. 2008) and (Xu and Ye. 2010) and (Pascua. determination and influence by the institution to pass the board examination have been shaped as one of the strong factors affecting Licensure Examination for Teachers. 2011). perseverance. (Tella. 2014). With relation to advocating Licensure Examinations’ effectiveness.E. level of motivation. 2009). Arts.

Teaching factors and implemented policies of In-house review conducted by universities and review center are the factors that largely affect their board examination performance (Youngs et al. 2006). 2010). Losing quality educational system largely affects the academic. social and pedagogical learning of the examinees resulting in to loss of motivation. English Proficiency and Institutional Passing rate of Education Graduates are the factors affecting with the effectiveness of education respondents in Licensure Examination for Teachers (Pascua. 2011). LITERATURE REVIEW Previous studies have indicated that. Science and Social Studies). a study conducted by Filipino researches have been found that academic performance in terms of Specialization (Computer Education. 2000). Filipino. Also. As an evidence. 2010) and (Figuerres. (Pachejo and Allaga. (Pecheone and Chung. Mathematics. Curriculum misalignment including failure to fulfill educational trainings and mock examinations were the problems encountered by the education graduates. Science. interest and determination in their examination (Pachejo and Allaga. Admission Test. 2011) and (Figuerres. (Ogena et al. engaging with traditional teaching interventions and loss of global competency to achieve passing board examination (Pascua. 2010). performance of Education Graduates in Licensure Examination for Teachers is shaped both by personal and educational factors. ineffective academic programs and in-house review implemented by the academe decreased the level of motivation of the student teachers to perceived better academic performance and high ratings of examination (Riney et al. English. 2011). by and large. Mathematics. shortages of resources. Mock Examinations defined as one of the predictors that influenced the performance of Education .student teachers experienced lack of educational trainings. Also. Meanwhile. Filipino and English) and Professional Education serves as the strong predictor of Board Examination Performance (Pascua and Navalta. 2000). 2013). 2013). 2014) and (Wenglinsky. Degree Course. 2003). 2006). 2013) and (Wenglinsky. General Education (Social Sciences. (Garcia. (Duckor et al.

2011). perseverance. 2011). It has been recommended to continually conduct comprehensive or mock examinations to education graduates before taking Licensure Examination for Teachers to increase their probability in passing the board examination (Riney et al. 2011). 2008) and (Xu and Ye. 2014). OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY The main objective of the study is to determine the predictors of board exam performance of the DHVTSU College of Education graduates.T.25. (Tella. METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY The researchers made use of the ex post facto research method or causal comparative method since they . 2011). Imitating the actual examination. Likewise. 2009).00-2. race and career preferences are personal factors that serves as the strong determinants of Board Examination Performance (Pascual and Navalta. female respondents achieved higher level of passing rate in board examination and most of them came from Music.E. level of motivation. (Goldhaber and Hansen. 2010) and (Pascua. profile of respondents.Graduates (Montemayor et al. institutions that Journal of Business & Management Studies JBMS 03|Volume 1|Issue 1|2015 3 achieved high level of passing rate serves as the influential factor in the personalities of examinees to pass the board examination (Pascual and Navalta. gender. (Goldhaber and Hansen. On the other hand. determination and influence by the institution to pass the board examination have been shaped as one of the strong factors affecting Licensure Examination for Teachers. Based on the study conducted by Pascual and Navalta (2011) in State University. 2006). Mental and Psychological enhancement of education graduates through high level of motivation. Bachelor of Science in Basic Education Graduates of University of the Cordilleras have been studied through undergoing mock examination in the L. Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) major and examinees’ Grade Point average ranged from 2. Arts. 2010) and (Pascua. College of Education Faculty organized the comprehensive examination and it has found out that respondents gained positive impact of the said examination in their performance.

investigated accessible documents pertaining to the academic performance and LET rating of the teacher education graduates from 2011 to 2013.218 (teachers’ length of service). .05. the results were acquired from the master list of examinees with their corresponding performance rating at the Dean’s office as certified by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). and students’ factors affecting their performance in the licensure examination for teachers.804 with associated probability less than the significance level set at . quality of schools’ library facilities. and .As regards to the Licensure Examination for Teachers data. as well as laboratory facilities. “quality of laboratory facilities and “students’ grade point average” also contribute to the students’ performance in board examination but not to a significant .224. quality of library facilities. and students’ intelligence quotient could generate a . school. In addition.312. and LET performance. . The population of study comprised of teacher education graduates of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University who passed the licensure examination for teachers from 2011 to September 2013. and students’ intelligence quotient produced B coefficients of . RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Results of the regression in Table 1 revealed that the three factors namely learning teachers’ length of service. The findings indicate that for every unit increase in the teachers’ length of service. Data on the academic performance of the graduates were obtained from the registrars’ office of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University.336 (quality of library facilities). Survey method was employed in determining the teachers’ educational attainment. and . correlational method was utilized in finding the influence of teacher. The documentary analysis technique was the main tool in gathering the students’ grade point average.458 (students’ intelligence quotient) increases in the performance of Education graduates in the board examination. intelligence quotient. teachers’ length of service. quality of library facilities. Correlation and regression analyses were primarily used in determining the predictors of board exam performance of education graduates at Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University. The factors “teachers’ educational attainment”.

870 .671 p-value . The present findings indicated that the academic average correlates positively with the ratings of LET coincides with the findings of Menecio (2002) that the academic performance of accounting graduates of St.000 Students’ GPA . teachers’ length of service.544 .336 4. students’ intelligence quotient.154 .073 . Table 1: Regression Analysis of the Factors Affecting the Board Exam Performance of the DHVTSU College of Education Graduates Variables Unstandardized Coefficients Standardized Coefficient T P-value B S.05 alpha indicates that the teachers’ educational attainment.224 .804 .458 .671 which was found significant at .321 1.169 1.307 .019 Library facilities .379 .238 R-squared – ..686 . The obtained F-ration of 3. school.107 .218 2.E Beta (Constant) 1. Louis .267 . The amount and quality of education an education graduate receives is a logical place to start for determining teachers’ LET performance.000 Laboratory facilities .093 1.022 Journal of Business & Management Studies JBMS 03|Volume 1|Issue 1|2015 4 alpha .05 The findings of the study revealed that it is vital that teacher.216 Students’ IQ .094 . quality of laboratory facilities.000 Teachers’ educational attainment . quality of library facilities.0.658 .312 .057 .extent.100 .238 4.894 .899 . and students’ grade point average formed a very significant set of predictors for passing the licensure examination for teachers (LET).125 Teachers’ length of service .068 . and student factors are studied very well so that graduates’ will surely make it in the board examination for teachers.185 .812 F – 3.

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