Correlation study on the mock-board examinations and the licensure examination for criminologists of University of Baguio

Dr. Filibert Patrick F. Tad-awan
Faculty, School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines


As a Center for Excellence in the degree Bachelor of Science Criminology awarded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the University of Baguio-School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety has been delivering quality education, innovating instruction practice, and enhancing graduates’ performances that had served up as an input of excellence of graduates. The school has been giving mock board exams during the review sessions as part of the review training program. The mock exams give graduates an in-depth springboard of the types of questions that may appear on the actual examination. Mock board exams are common in practice in different degrees with board examination. However, the value of mock board results in predicting success on the actual board examination has not been documented. The study’s main concern was to analyze the correlation of the performance of the criminology graduates of the University of Baguio in the licensure examination for criminologists and the mock board examination. The study used a descriptive-correlational type of research to assess the relationship between the mock board examination and the licensure examination result for criminologists of the 181 graduates from 2017 to 2018. The study’s findings indicated that the Mock board examination is given to the University of Baguio- School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety graduates has a weak to moderate but significant relationship with Licensure Examination for Criminologists. That mock board result measures graduates’ level of knowledge. It presents a clear picture of graduates’ performance and achievement have reached a required standard.

Keywords: Mock Board Examination, Licensure Examination for Criminologists, Correlation, University of Baguio, School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety