NBT: Educators' documents
CETAP has released two documents that will assist educators to prepare their learners for the NBT.
Welcome to CETAP
The Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP) has been a division of the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) since the beginning of 2014. It was established in the early 1980s as part of the...


Saturday, 19 August 2017
Moving beyond the educational blame game in South Africa

"Most of the young people who matriculate in South Africa and qualify on paper to apply to study further simply aren’t ready for the rigours of a university education. This isn’t a sweeping generalisation: it’s proved by data collected over five years as part of the country’s National Benchmark Test in Academic Literacy."

Alan Cliff, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at University of Cape Town, writes about the National Benchmark Tests and readiness for university education.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 09:30
New Working Paper available

A CETAP working paper by Robert Prince and William Msemburi about the National Senior Certificate and score grade inflation has been made available on our web site.

Title: Has there been score (grade) inflation in the South African National Senior Certificate from 2009 to 2013?

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:00
Stoogle features National Benchmark Tests

The website, Stoogle, which provides information to those seeking information about life after school, provided space for us to inform their visitors about the National Benchmark Tests in an article entitled, The National Benchmark Tests: what you need to know.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 17:30

View our infographic, which presents some key statistics about the National Benchmark Tests in 2016.


Publication Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 14:45