Teachers' performance in licensure exam declining a study


In a shocking revelation, the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) on Monday shared key findings from nine years of monitoring school performance in the teacher boards which showed a steady decline in overall performance.

Ahead of the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day (WTD), PBED said that country’s overall performance in the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) has been “dismal and is even further declining.”

PBEd Executive Director Love Basillote shed light on the pressing need to better teachers’ quality in the country so that bright future of then kids could be ensured. In a press briefing, PBEd said that passing rate from 2009 to 2017 is just 31 percent.

Basillote said students consistently performed poor at National Achievement Test (NAT) which may be due to teachers are not really well equipped to teach what kids should know.

PBEd, a non-profit, non-stock organization that aims to be the business community’s response to the need for consensus and sustained advocacy in education reform, recently concluded a study on the LET performance of all the TEIs (teacher education institutions) in the Philippines conducted from October 2009 to March 2017.

It also explored the ways to develop the teaching force, both in the immediate and long terms.

PBED Research Director Dylan Dellosa said that a study intended to map and analyze the BLEPT performance is undertaken every year. “The study provides an overview of the BLEPT performance of TEIs… we wanted to present this to the public hoping that they would be able to make informed decisions when they choose their colleges,” he added.

According to Basilote, PBED strongly advocates to improve the quality of teachers in the country through kicking off several types of research and instituting several programs for the educational sector.

To step up the teaching standards, it becomes essentially important to spot and decimate the factors which is degrading the quality of teaching.