Admission Factors Associated with the Academic and Licensure Examination for Teachers Performances of the Graduates from Mindanao State University- Maigo School of Arts and Trades
This study attempted to measure the degree of association between the high school grade-point average (GPA) and the Mindanao State University System Admission and Scholarship Examination (MSU SASE) score as admission factors, and the academic and Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) performances of the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) major in General Education graduates from Mindanao State University - Maigo School of Arts and Trades (MSU-MSAT). It was undertaken to deal with the issue on thesignificance of the above admission factorsto the graduates’ academic and LET ratings in termsof general education, professional education, and the respective cumulative GPA and final rating. The study used descriptive-correlational method. Documentary analysis was the main tool employed in gathering data. Pearson Product-Moment Coefficient of Correlation (rxy) and t distribution (t) were utilized as statistical tools in the analysis and interpretation of data. The findings revealed that the graduates have only average academic performance in high school and barely pass the MSU SASE. They likewise have average academic performance in college and pass the LET with a satisfactory rating. High school GPA and MSU SASE score have substantial bearing with academic performance in terms of general education, professional education and cumulative GPA.The relationship of these factors to LET performance is likewisesubstantialbut only inprofessional education and final rating, not in general education.Generally, the resultspoint out that the admission factorsare good correlatesof the graduates’ academic and LET performances. However,these factors should still be revised with the end-in-view ofrecruiting more qualified and promising students who shall be effectively trained through an objectively implemented and monitored curriculum to ensure quality and LET-ready graduates, and of increasing the impact of these factors to the graduates’ overall academic and LET performances.
Keywords - Admission Factors, Academic and Licensure Examination for Teachers Performances