The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in the Philippines: A Decade of Performance and Trends
N. Banos (2022)
The countdown to the upcoming Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in September has begun. As one of the largest exams administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), it carries immense significance for aspiring teachers. However, before we dive into the excitement and anticipation surrounding this year's LET, let's take a moment to reflect on the past decade's standing of the examination. In this article, we will explore the number of licensed teachers who successfully passed the LET over the past ten years. By delving into this analysis, we aim to provide valuable insights into the growth and development of the teaching profession in the Philippines. Join us as we unravel the trends and statistics of the LET exams, offering a glimpse into the journey of becoming a licensed teacher and highlighting the impact of this influential examination.
The Passing Rate
The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) has an average passing rate of approximately 30 percent over the past decade. This means that, on average, only about one in three aspiring teachers who take the LET pass the exam. This statistic suggests that the exam is a challenging test that only a select few aspiring teachers are able to pass.
When comparing the passing rates, it is evident that the average passing rate in the secondary category is higher than that in the elementary category. This observation indicates that a greater percentage of examinees in the secondary level have successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) compared to their counterparts in the elementary level.
- In the Elementary, the average passing rate for the Second Exam over the past ten years is 28.78%. This suggests that, on average, less than one-third of the elementary teacher examinees pass the Second Exam.
- In the Secondary, the average passing rate for the Second Exam is 36.84%. This indicates a higher passing rate compared to the Elementary category, with approximately over one-third of the secondary teacher examinees passing the Second Exam.
- For the First Exam in the Elementary, the average passing rate is 24.02%. This indicates a lower passing rate compared to the Second Exam in the same category, with less than one-fourth of the elementary teacher examinees passing the First Exam.
- In the Secondary category, the average passing rate for the First Exam is 28.46%. This shows a slightly higher passing rate compared to the Elementary category's First Exam, with less than one-third of the secondary teacher examinees passing the First Exam.
April vs September Passing Rates
The Summary of Passing Rates
||Second Exam (September)
||First Exam (March/April)