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Use of formative assessment resources for Mathematics teachers presented at conference
Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Dr Caroline Long of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SMTE) and Prof Tim Dunne from University of Cape Town presented a paper on the use of formative assessment resources for mathematics teachers at the 22nd annual conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE).

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CEA makes its mark at Government policy workshop and higher education summit
Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Dr Surette van Staden, a senior researcher at the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) attended the Government cluster policy workshop on Bi-literacy and Multilingualism in Schools: managing learning and teaching in local and international languages, hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria at the end of February 2014.

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Teaching Mathematics in primary schools: Zalman Usiskin lectures at Groenkloof
Posted on 14 Aug 2013

The Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMTE) and the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), in collaboration with the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) and the ZENEX Foundation, coordinated a series of lectures on key issues in mathematics education at the University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof campus in June 2013.

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Researchers from CEA present at the 5th IEA International Research Conference in Singapore
Posted on 14 Aug 2013

Prof Sarah Howie (Director), Dr Surette Van Staden (Senior Researcher) and Mrs Karen Roux (Junior Researcher) of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) attended the 5th International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) International Research Conference in Singapore at the end of June 2013.

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CEA’s Queen of Logistics is hard at work
Posted on 08 Mar 2013

Ms Sibongile Sibanyoni, Project Assistant at the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) is hard at work, providing logistical research support to the North-West Education Department’s 2011 Systematic Evaluation project undertaken by the CEA, whereby 26 000 Grade 3 numeracy and literacy scripts are being scored.

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Applications of Rasch Measurement Theory presented at the SAARMSTE Conference 2013
Posted on 08 Mar 2013

Interest in the Rasch measurement theory is fast emerging in South Africa and the revolution is not passing the University of Pretoria by. The Rasch measurement theory is applied in many of the CEA’s projects by researchers who are fast developing skill and expertise in the area.

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CEA gives feedback to LEAP Maths and Science schools
Posted on 28 Feb 2013

The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) is currently involved in a study with LEAP Maths and Science schools in Gauteng, Western Cape and the Inanda Seminary in KwaZulu-Natal.

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CEA conducts scoring training for the Impact and Baseline Study
Centre for Evaluation and Assessment
Posted on 26 Feb 2013

The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment’s (CEA’s) Tony Daniel steered the recent training session for scorers for the North West Provincial Department of Education 2011 Impact and Baseline Grade 3 Study.

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International reading literacy research study results announced
Posted on 14 Dec 2012

Prof Sarah Howie of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) at the University of Pretoria officially announced the results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2011) at a media briefing held at Irene Country lodge on 11 December 2012.

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Dutch researcher presents to CEA’s postgraduate students
Posted on 16 Oct 2012

Ms Mechteld van Kuijk, a Phd student from the Netherlands, is currently hosted by the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Education on a staff exchange programme.

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Professor Sarah Howie attends the European Conference On Educational Research (ECER 2012)
Posted on 16 Oct 2012

Prof Sarah Howie, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), recently attended the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2012) in Spain. More than 2 700 participants from over 30 countries worldwide participated in the conference held in Cadiz, Spain, from 21 to 27 September 2012.

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“My passion in assessment and quality assurance” – CEA’s PhD student
Posted on 19 Sep 2012

The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Education warmly received Mr Chokocha Selemani-Mbewe as a PhD student in Assessment and Quality Assurance.

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Researcher from the University of Groningen visits CEA
Posted on 19 Sep 2012

Ms Mechteld van Kuijk (MSc), a researcher from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, is currently visiting the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) on a staff exchange programme.

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CEA researcher receives a travel grant
Posted on 19 Sep 2012

Dr Surette van Staden of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) visited the Groningen Institute for Educational Research (GION) in the Netherlands during August 2012.

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The CEA visits rural schools for PIRLS (2011) Case Studies
Posted on 03 Aug 2012

Dr Rakgadi Phatlane from the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) recently visited schools in rural areas of Limpopo and North West Province. Three schools in each of the two provinces were sampled for the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS, 2011) Case Studies.

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The CEA’s Dr Long invited by CEM at Durham University, UK
Posted on 03 Aug 2012

Dr Caroline Long, a senior researcher at the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA),was recently invited by Dr Christine Merrell, Deputy Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM Centre) and the Education Department at the University of Durham, UK, to present her PhD research study.

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CEA delegates attend National Research Coordinators meeting, Singapore
Posted on 06 Jul 2012

Two delegates from the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), Dr Surette van Staden, a senior researcher at the CEA and also the co-national research coordinator for PIRLS 2011 and Mr Mishack Tshele, the data manager at the CEA, attended the 8th PIRLS 2011 National Research Coordinators (NRC) meeting in Singapore during the last week of June 2012.

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CEA staff members present conference papers
Posted on 29 May 2012

Dr Vanessa Scherman and Dr Caroline Long presented papers at the Conference on Education Standards, organised by Umalusi, the quality council for general and further education and training, in May 2012.

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Cilla Dowse attends the European Writing Centers Association 2012 conference
Posted on 21 May 2012

Ms Cilla Dowse from the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) at the University of Pretoria attended the European Writing Centers Association conference on Creating Communities of Collaboration: Writers, Learners, Institutions, held at the American University in Bulgaria at Blagoevgrad in May 2012.

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Netherlands professors visit CEA
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 12 Mar 2012

Prof Tjeerd Plomp and Prof Roel Bosker from the Netherlands have long-standing collaboration with the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) in the Faculty of Education.

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International reading literacy evaluated by the CEA
CEA
Posted on 21 Feb 2012

The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) has been conducting the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2011 (PIRLS 2011).
The main objective of the study is to measure trends in children’s reading literacy achievement, policy and practices related to literacy.

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PIRLS 2011 shows success in South African Schools: Centre for Evaluation and Assessment involved
Posted on 28 Nov 2011

The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) has, over the past three months, been conducting the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2011 (PIRLS 2011) in South African schools.

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Research coordinator visits CEA
Posted on 27 Sep 2011

Andrea Netten, the Dutch Research Coordinator for the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), is visiting the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, which is the National Research Coordinator for South Africa.

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Education Director presents lecture at Expert Series
Posted on 05 Aug 2011

Professor Sarah Howie, Director of the Centre of Evaluation and Assessment at the Faculty of Education, made a presentation at the Vice-Chancellor's Expert Lecture Series on Thursday, 4 August 2011 in the Senate Hall on the Hatfield Campus.

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PIRLS 2011 National Research Coordinators’ Meeting
Cilla Nel
Posted on 08 Mar 2010

Cilla Nel from the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment attended the 4th Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 National Research Coordinators’ Meeting held in Kensington, London from 31 January to 5 February 2010. This meeting took the form of a workshop where 52 participating countries were trained for scoring the PIRLS and prePIRLS 2011 field test.

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SAARMSTE 2010
Kim Draper
Posted on 08 Mar 2010

The Southern African Association for Research in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education met for the 18th annual meeting in January 2010. The University of KwaZulu Natal hosted the conference entitled: Mathematics, Science and Technology – Crossing the boundaries. The focus of the conference was “Improving the quality of science, mathematics and technology education through relevant research and a continued multi- and inter- disciplinary approach to teaching”.

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