Robert Prince on predicting future performance, the role of the National Benchmarking Tests in predicting future academic success

Robert Prince on predicting future performance, the role of the National Benchmarking Tests in predicting future academic success

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Robert Prince is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement, previously called the Alternative Admissions Research Project, in the Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town. Robert coordinates the development of psychometrically sound tests in academic literacy, quantitative literacy and mathematics. The results of these tests can be used to augment the results in the school-leaving examination and attempts particularly to identify educationally disadvantaged students who have the potential to succeed in higher education, given the appropriate academic support and curriculum structures to address the learning needs of those students thus identified. He aims to contribute to the development nationally of expertise in the area of testing for admission (selection and placement), teaching and learning and curriculum development.

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