"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.
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.
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.