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  • 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.

  • Acting Director from CEA at PAPU 2017 congress

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), in collaboration with various African psychology societies and universities, under the auspices of the Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU) organised the first-ever continental psychology congress. The theme of the congress was Psychology for...

  • CEA to form International collaboration with the Federal University of Juiz de Fora

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) hosted an international visitor from Brazil in September 2017. Prof. Fernando Tavares who coordinates a research group at the Center for Public Policies and Education Evaluation (CAEd) at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) visited the CEA...

  • Researchers from the CEA participates in transformation and decolonization debates

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    “Education in an era of decolonization and transformation” was the theme of the SAERA 2017 conference held at the Sun Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth from 23 – 26 October 2017. Transformation is at the forefront of many discussions in education. As indigenous knowledge systems...

  • Psychometric theory promoted at Groenkloof Campus

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    Can information be trusted? How can we as social scientists build a case for our hypotheses using Rasch models and methodological norms? These questions were posed at the most recent Rasch PLC meeting held in August 2017 at the Research Commons on the University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof...

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