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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
article distributed under the Creative
Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and
reproduction in any medium,
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,

innovating instruction practice and enhancing graduates’ performances serve up as an input for professional development (Pachejo and Allaga. Filipino and English) and Professional Education. Likewise. study conducted by Figuerres (2010) study for board www. English. In this case. Science and Social Studies). performance.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. Department of Education requirements. It has been recommended that performance of education graduates will be improve through prioritizing PRC-LET competencies and Commission on Higher Education. Academic Performance of examinees in the field of Specialization (Computer Education.advancejournals. Mathematics. Garcia. serves as the key factor in their L. the academe assures the effectiveness of their educational programs through analyzing determinants of Education Graduates’ Performance in Licensure Examination for Teachers. In line with this. Study have been revealed that academic grades of the student serves as the predictor in achieving 90% of passing rate for 2010 board examination.T. 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. 2013). Also. 2010) and (Figuerres.E. Mathematics. Based on the study conducted by Pachejo and Allaga (2013) in Rizal Technological University. 2000). 2010). 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.T elementary. 2000). Science. General Education (Social Sciences. examinees in Southern Leyte State University – San Juan from 2007-2010 have found the consistency of students’ performance conducted by Garcia (2010). Filipino. monitoring pre-service teaching .E.

2008) and (Xu and Ye. several problems have been encountered by institution providing quality performances for licensure examination. Arts. 2011). level of motivation. 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. Based on the study conducted by Pascual and Navalta (2011) in State University.25. 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. Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) major and examinees’ Grade Point average ranged from 2. profile of respondents. (Tella. 2011). Mental and Psychological enhancement of education graduates through high level of motivation.and learning processes and revising specialization courses. Also. With relation to advocating Licensure Examinations’ effectiveness. race and career preferences are personal factors that serves as the strong determinants of Board Examination Performance (Pascual and Navalta. Bachelor of Science in Basic Education Graduates of University of the Cordilleras have been studied through undergoing mock examination in the L.T. female respondents achieved higher level of passing rate in board examination and most of them came from Music. Likewise. On the other hand. Graduates with English Proficiency decreased as the Elementary major graduates focused on Filipino language (Pascua and Navalta. 2011).E. (Goldhaber and Hansen. 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. 2010) and (Pascua. 2010) and (Pascua. 2011).00-2. (Goldhaber and Hansen. 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. 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. gender. perseverance. However. 2006). . Imitating the actual examination. 2009). 2014).

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

Mental and Psychological enhancement of education graduates through high level of motivation. profile of respondents. 2009).00-2. 2006). 2014). female respondents achieved higher level of passing rate in board examination and most of them came from Music. Arts. 2011). Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) major and examinees’ Grade Point average ranged from 2. Imitating the actual examination. Likewise. Bachelor of Science in Basic Education Graduates of University of the Cordilleras have been studied through undergoing mock examination in the L. 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. 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. On the other hand.Graduates (Montemayor et al. (Goldhaber and Hansen. 2011). 2008) and (Xu and Ye. 2010) and (Pascua. perseverance. Based on the study conducted by Pascual and Navalta (2011) in State University. (Tella. 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. 2011).T. 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.25. gender. 2010) and (Pascua.E. 2011). level of motivation. (Goldhaber and Hansen. race and career preferences are personal factors that serves as the strong determinants of Board Examination Performance (Pascual and Navalta. METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY The researchers made use of the ex post facto research method or causal comparative method since they . 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.

224. and .investigated accessible documents pertaining to the academic performance and LET rating of the teacher education graduates from 2011 to 2013.804 with associated probability less than the significance level set at . 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. In addition.336 (quality of library facilities). and students’ intelligence quotient could generate a . The documentary analysis technique was the main tool in gathering the students’ grade point average. Survey method was employed in determining the teachers’ educational attainment. and . quality of schools’ library facilities. The findings indicate that for every unit increase in the teachers’ length of service. .218 (teachers’ length of service).312. school. “quality of laboratory facilities and “students’ grade point average” also contribute to the students’ performance in board examination but not to a significant . 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). The factors “teachers’ educational attainment”. Data on the academic performance of the graduates were obtained from the registrars’ office of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University. intelligence quotient. quality of library facilities. as well as laboratory 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. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Results of the regression in Table 1 revealed that the three factors namely learning teachers’ length of service.As regards to the Licensure Examination for Teachers data. teachers’ length of service. correlational method was utilized in finding the influence of teacher.458 (students’ intelligence quotient) increases in the performance of Education graduates in the board examination. and LET performance. . and students’ factors affecting their performance in the licensure examination for teachers.05. quality of library facilities. and students’ intelligence quotient produced B coefficients of .

extent.267 .379 .000 Laboratory facilities ..022 Journal of Business & Management Studies JBMS 03|Volume 1|Issue 1|2015 4 alpha . and student factors are studied very well so that graduates’ will surely make it in the board examination for teachers.073 .224 .100 .899 .05 alpha indicates that the teachers’ educational attainment.336 4.238 4.671 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.238 R-squared – .894 .458 . Louis .307 .658 .107 .870 . quality of library facilities.019 Library facilities .321 1. students’ intelligence quotient.094 .216 Students’ IQ . school.057 . The obtained F-ration of 3. and students’ grade point average formed a very significant set of predictors for passing the licensure examination for teachers (LET).671 which was found significant at . teachers’ length of service. The amount and quality of education an education graduate receives is a logical place to start for determining teachers’ LET performance.218 2.169 1.000 Students’ GPA .093 1. quality of laboratory facilities.125 Teachers’ length of service .E Beta (Constant) 1.544 .0.185 . 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.154 .068 .000 Teachers’ educational attainment .686 .804 .812 F – 3.05 The findings of the study revealed that it is vital that teacher.312 .

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