Tuesday, December 26, 2017

What is conditional pass?

updated (Nov 18, 2018)
original post - 12/26/17, 2:24 PM

Image of a score for a conditional pass.

What is something unique and different that happened for BLEPP 2018?

There was a typhoon that postponed  the 2nd day of the licensure exam for test takers of Baguio City which was rescheduled on 13 November 2018. The result of BLEPP 2018 for all the examinees except Baguio was released on 9 November 2018. The result produced 6 conditional passes for each 6 schools: 

1) Bulacan State University (for BCAT) Malolos
2) New Era University
3) Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela
4) Rizal Technological University
5) University of San Carlos
6) University of Sto. Tomas

After resuming the Nov 13 BLEPP for Baguio City, the result was out after 3 working days (16 Nov 2018) with its own list of top 10,  passing rate, etc.

Below is an excerpt from our Madalas na Tanong (Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ). Definitely it is natural to think and consider yourself you might be conditional with your status  in the recently concluded BLEPP. Perhaps as a way of rationalization or denial, not being able to accept that you failed after all the hardship, effort, financial expenses, emotional investment made to hurdle the licensure exam.

Often we receive query about conditional pass. Here is our way of answering what is conditional pass. If you have other idea or explanation please feel free to post it in the comment section or email us at tinorepaso@gmail.com. 

6) What is conditional pass?
In Section 18 of RA 11029 "An examine who obtains a weighted general average of seventy-five percent (75%) or higher but obtains a rating below sixty percent (60%) in any given subject may retake such subjects within the next two (2) years, and upon obtaining a rating of at least seventy-five percent (75%) in each such subject, shall then be deemed to have passed the licensure examination." 

A case scenario would be an examinee who scored high on all three subjects but got 58% or 59% in one subject often Psychological Assessment, even if the examinee is high on the three subjects (say 85-90%  in all 3 subjects) thus earning a passing mark but failed or low in one of the subjects then the examinee's case  will be conditional. So s/he can retake again  (and should pass) only the subject s/he failed.

Examples of Conditional

A) Example No. 1

59 - Psych Assessment - Conditional and can retake only this subject
85 - TOP
86 - Industrial Psych
86 - Abnormal Psych
75% GWA

B) Example No. 2
76 - Psych Assessment
59 - Abnormal Psych - Conditional and can retake only this subject
82 - Industrial Psych
83 - TOP
75.20% GWA

The word "Conditional" would appear at the bottom/remarks of the GWA that you get from the exam. 

This score may not have 75% passing rate in 2 subjects (72 and 73) but definitely above 60% and was able to get 75.60% since  the scores in Abnormal Psych and Industrial Psych are both high, pulling those scores below 75%.

Another way to check/verify also if you get a conditional status is  by way of checking your school performance - there's a column for conditional (COND). If your school does not have the number or zero (0) appears on the column then your score is not conditional. So even if you pass 2 or 3 subjects but your General Average is below 75% and got the remarked Failed - they you have to retake the licensure exam.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Partial List of Mental Health Services in Metro Manila

This list was shared at Filipino Psychometrician group  from a post asking for psych clinic. We are putting here it so that it can be easily accessible and searchable even to those who are not on Facebook.

We hope to see these kind of lists not only in Manila but also those from major Philippine cities. So comment below if you know of other mental health centers, facilities and services outside Manila.

Please let us know changes and update to improve this information.

Source link - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t9cCNOtSuIpo84OECOUPSUwjVKqdsD8aBhdnSrfVs1c/edit#gid=0 

Partial List of Mental Health Services in Metro Manila by TinoRepaso on Scribd