Research Article

John Robby O. Robiños*, Fortunato R. Sagudo, Jr., Ruel Jesusito D. Birung, Ricky Boy Camilon, Joseph Legaspi, Ronaldo Cacho


Academic success and poor performance on national licensure examinations negatively correlate with test anxiety. Focusing on a relatively small number of graduate takers of the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT) and Criminology Licensure Examination (CLE) from the three board courses (n= 19), the investigation determines the predictor test scores and licensure examination board performance of graduates of BEED, BSED, and BS in Criminology from a private university in Bacoor, Cavite. Moreover, it examined possible relationships between the graduates' scores in the two standardized assessments. Upon Using frequency, percentage, and Chi-squared correlation tests, the study revealed poor predictor results (32% passing rate), good percentage performance to the graduates to CLE and LEPT (rate is above the national passing percentage), and a strong positive correlation between graduates' performance and their prediction test scores (x^2 (1,19) = 6.31, p=01154). The study discovered that all students who passed the predictor test and a few who failed it also passed the licensure examinations. Results have provided necessary recommendations, such as initiatives and programs to enhance board performance further, increase linkages, reduce test anxiety, enrich curriculum delivery, and achieve the program education goals of the education and criminology departments of the humanities and social sciences cluster

Keywords: Correlation, Criminology, Education, Licensure Examination, Predictor Test, Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines