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The National Benchmark Tests (NBT) website has been overhauled to ensure it is more user-friendly. Read about some exciting new features.
CETAP seeks to hire an Academic Literacy Research Lead. The role of the Academic Literacy (AL) Research Lead is to develop the Academic Literacy tests and translate the diagnostic information from these tests into usable teaching and learning information to improve throughput, student retention and graduation. Relevant areas of specialization are Language, Academic Literacy, Applied Language Studies, Academic or Curriculum Development.
"School-leaving and university entrance assessments in explaining performance in Engineering studies", by Robert Prince, Darlington Mutakwa, and Janine Dunlop, has been published in the Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Conference of the South African Society for Engineering Education.
CETAP has just completed its biennial training roadshow. This training of NBT Site Coordinators from all the nine provinces was carried out in four major centres: Durban, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, East London, and a fifth and final session in Cape Town.
A paper by CETAP's Test Development Coordinator, Robert Prince, has been published i: Prince, R. (2016) ‘Predicting Success in Higher Education: The Value of Criterion and Norm-referenced Assessments’, Practitioner Research in Higher Education Journal, 10(1), pp.22-38.
CETAP seeks a candidate for the position of Mathematics (MAT) Research Lead in the Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP), Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), for appointment as soon as possible.
Our article advising teachers how to put their learners' minds at ease about the National Benchmark Tests was featured by Stoogle this week.
A new article by CETAP's Academic Literacy research lead, Kabelo Sebolai, has been published in Language Matters.
CETAP has released two documents aimed at educators to assist them in preparing their learners for the NBT.
Dean and Associate Professor, Suellen Shay, asks whether South African universities are ready for the latest crop of matriculants.
Page 4 of the Institutional Planning Department's latest newsletter profiles a new study that explores the relationship between the academic performance in the National Benchmark Tests and National Senior Certificate in problematic courses in the first year of study at UCT.