Why Do LET Takers Fail?


Welcome to the gate of the professional world of teaching! Before you enter it, you must first overcome a big challenge which all the professional teachers took — The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

If you are now preparing for the reviews, there is one thing you should make sure of— and that is to have an idea of the context of the exam for you to set your perspective to begin your review.

An article published by Rappler Philippines on March 2014 states that most schools for teachers perform badly in the licensure exam according to PBED (Philippine Business for Education). Their recent study showed that most teacher education institution have not reached the national test-taker passing rates. Because of this they provided the public the list of low-performing schools as to make sure that parents will have an idea what kind of school they are sending their children to. Teacher Education Institution are accountable to provide better education but sadly, in most cases, the standards of quality education are not being met and the students do not get what they deserve. That is why when it comes to taking the Licensure Examination, only half of the test takers and sometimes less than half pass.

Below is the statistical table of examinees for secondary level in the last seven (7) years (data taken from PRC)

Exam Date (Secondary Level)ExamineesPassersPassing Rate
March 201772,58418,48225.46%
September 201692,75431,33433.78%
March 201653,09018,81035.43%
September 201581,46334,01041.75%
March 201556,59617,90431.63%
August 201477,80326,76734.40%
January 201442,35812,03328.41%
September 201364,79225,75539.75%
March 201338,43315,22339.61%
September 201247,89220,83443.50%
March 201228,7647,14924.85%
September 201141,72913,12531.45%
April 201129,2677,69026.28%
September 201036,7149,49325.86%

Now, though your school is not in the list of low-performing schools, you should not be too confident that you will pass the LET as there are still things you didn’t learn in college that will be included in the content of the exam.

Top Reasons Why Most Takers Fail the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)

It is also important to consider the factors as to why most takers fail the Licensure Examination for Teachers. We have enumerated the tops reasons below. However, these reasons should never be an excuse for exam failure. These reasons are just emphasized for the consciousness of test takers and also to charge them to work towards avoiding them.

1. Being Lazy

It is a habbit. If you continue to do just nothing, you will achieve noting. It is probably the biggest reason why so many test takers fail. They feel too confident especially when they know they performed well in their subjects during the college years and they’d rather spend time working or having some merriment. Success on the exam doesn’t work like magic, it involves hard work and diligence.

2. Small amount of time spent for reading

You must be missing the most essential part of your review. Reading has been proven to effectively enhance one’s memory and brain function so it is recommended that before you take a major exam, you get used to reading a lot months before it as it also helps you read faster. Remember that some parts of the test requires reading passages that are quite long so better have an early practice than feel sorry about failing the exam.

3. Over-Confidence

Some test takers are so confident of themselves that it leads them to underperformance. They don’t see those little things that really count. While confidence is good thing, having so much of it can be dangerous. It is not guaranteed that when you have an idea about a certain topic, you will surely know everything about it. It is not a waste of time to know too much about one area. A single topic might seem simple but don’t be assured that you don’t need it. Over-confidence can harm you.

4. Unfamiliar topics

It has happened many times that some test takers encountered an item/items in the test that were not introduced to them back in college. Well, sadly, you don’t learn everything you have to know in college as some professors sometimes miss some essential parts of the subject(s) they teach. That is why enrolling in a review program is recommended before taking the test.

5. Mind-set

What you think becomes what you are. Do not ever think of coming out of a plan A or a plan B if ever you are going to fail the exam. Your only goal is to pass the exam. That’s it. Do not think about failing. Rather, spend your time to make sure you of passing. Time spent worrying must be spent reviewing. Test-takers must have a clear mind-set. Everything in life lies in the mind.

6. Too committed to other things

If you really want to be a professional teacher, which will give you a lot of benefits, you must commit yourself to passing it. Yes, you may be having fun working and earning now that you have finished college but you must know that there’s more to it. You will eventually get more enjoyment when you are already licensed!

7. Finance

Yes, money can be one of the reasons. Sometimes, test-taker can’t just afford to buy material that will help them enhance exam success. Right food, quality review materials, and gadgets can make studying easier but because of the lack of budget, chances of passing is compromised.

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In addition to what were mentioned above, being late, not following instruction, wasting of time, and exam malpractices are also top reasons why some fail. Knowing some techniques on how to take the test properly can put you into much advantage. Here at TeacherPH online review, we make sure to bring out the best in you by teaching you the best strategies from preparing for your exams to answering the test questionnaires
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  1. crecre says

    thank a lot.. this will help a lot