THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF THE PHILIPPINE APTITUDE TEST FOR TEACHERS (PATT) ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Delosa Jovelyn G, Edralin Manla
Teacher Education Institutions play a crucial role in preparing teacher candidates. As TEIs will move to develop a teaching quality in the future, a thorough formal period of preparation and requirement for growth is needed. Various assessments, including tests are given upon admission, during semesters and before the students' exit from the college. But for one to be enrolled in the School of Education, he should pass the entrance exam set by the Office of Promotion, Testing and Admission. As
... oon as one qualifies to be an Education student, another exam is required of him to take when he reaches his sophomore year, the Philippine Aptitude Test for Teachers (PATT). This is taken during the first semester of his second year in college. The Philippine Aptitude Test for Teachers (PATT) is designed to measure aptitudes which are deemed predictive of abilities required in the teaching profession. This is a written test consisting of six (6) subtests, namely: Verbal English, Verbal Filipino, Numeric, Induction, Situational Judgment and Information. PATT has been utilized in the college since 2010 thus it is important to know about its efficacy. The most widely used measure of efficacy is predictive validity. The purpose of this study is to determine the predictive value of the Philippine Aptitude Test for Teachers on the education students' academic performance. The participants of the study are the 124 Fourth Year students. The study utilized descriptive research design and simple random probability sampling method. Results are reported using descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression. The results showed an average PATT and satisfactory academic performance. Furthermore, the study reveals that PATT predicts academic performance. The results can be utilized in designing support programs after students got the PATT by looking at the areas where they are strong and weak at. Initial interventions were done, one of which was an interview with the students based on their PATT results determining how the students can be guided in their academic engagement.