DECEMBER 2023 ISSUE

Research Article

Trends in Licensure Examination Success Among Psychology and Teacher Education Graduates

Magno M. Quendangan, Rizaldy E. Garcia*, Samuel A. Balbin

Abstract

The study delved into identifying trends in the licensure examination pass rates at Rizal Technological University, Philippines, for the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LEPT) from 2010 to 2019 and the Psychometrician Licensure Examination (PLE) from 2014 to 2019. Since data mining was used in this study, there was no data collection using a specific instrument. The study used the quantitative trend analysis method, which typically focuses on counting or gauging and requires acquiring and analyzing numerical data. The results of the study show that pass rates have changed over time. The results of this study's examination of the ten-year duration in the LEPT suggest that results have varying percentages, comparable to the outcomes of the study's review of the six-year period in the PLE. The study's findings indicate that the retakers' performance significantly impacted the outcomes of both exams. The General Weighted Average (GWA) of the licensure test years included in this study falls below the passing rate of 75% in the areas tested for both license examinations. Professional Education is the area that requires the most emphasis for LEPT, whereas Industrial Psychology is the area that requires the most attention for PLE. The study's findings help explain the dynamics of licensure examination patterns and provide insight into how policymakers, educators, and industry leaders may work together to improve pass rates.

Keywords: Licensure Examinations; Teacher Education; Psychometrician; Higher Education; Licensure Pass Rate

Trends in Licensure Examination Success Among Psychology and Teacher Education Graduates