The Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP) has progressively become the largest educational testing department in South Africa and uses the most up-to-date test processes, practices and measurement theories.
The first Diagnostic Mathematics Information for Student Retention and Success (DMISRS) Symposium, where Mathematicians and other academics gathered to discuss and clarify the challenges of retention and success of Mathematics students in Higher Education, took place on the 19th and 20th July, 2018, at the University of Cape Town.
CETAP has secured funding and has begun work on a collaborative, national project: The Diagnostic Mathematics Information for Student Retention and Success (DMISRS) Project.
The DMISRS Project aims to analyse the curricula of first year Mathematics courses in Higher Education in order to establish how best to address students’ needs through curriculum-integrated support initiatives, including blended-learning.
Individual areas of need for students in identified institutions will be determined through NSC Mathematics and NBT sub-domain analysis and the kind of Mathematics support needed will be workshopped.