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  • CEA Staff Member in Hamburg

    Posted on July 11, 2018

    Ms Karen Roux, Project Co-ordinator of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), attended the Ninth National Research Co-ordinator (NRC) meeting of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016, held at the Steigenberger Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, in February.

  • Language and the National Senior Certificate

    Posted on July 11, 2018

    Learner achievement as evaluated by the Progress in Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 within primary schools at the Grade 4 level is markedly differentiated by the language of learning and teaching of the school – more specifically by whether learners are taught in English, Afrikaans or...

  • Validity in language assessments under scrutiny

    Posted on May 25, 2018

    The South African Rasch PLC (Professional Learning Community) members met on the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Department at University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof Campus to further their understanding of measurement and assessment in education early in May 2018.

  • CEA participates in the School Monitoring Survey (SMS)

    Posted on March 22, 2018

    Dr Surette Van Staden, Acting Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) conducted a two-day fieldwork training on the 7th and 8th March 2013 at the CEA. The training was intended to prepare the fieldworkers for a quantitative data collection in 3 provinces, Western Cape, Free...

  • CEA staff member attends meeting in Hamburg

    Posted on March 22, 2018

    Ms Karen Roux, Project Co-ordinator of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) attend the 9th National Research Coordinator (NRC) meeting of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 held at the Steigenberger Hotel in Hamburg, Germany from 12 to 13 February 2018.

  • Staff members at Rasch conference in Perth

    Posted on February 21, 2018

    Mr Mishack Tshele (Data Manager of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment) and Ms Celeste Combrick (Science, Mathematics and Technology Education) attended the 7th International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement Developments with Rasch Models held at the University of Western...

  • Dr Surette van Staden appointed as Acting Director of CEA

    Posted on February 17, 2018

    Dr Surette van Staden was appointed as Acting Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.

  • 8 out of 10 learners still cannot read at appropriate level

    Posted on December 05, 2017

    The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 report paints a disturbing picture of primary school reading literacy in South Africa, with no significant progress nationally since the last report in 2011.

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