The Centre for Educational Assessments (CEA) is a department in the Centre for Higher Educational Development (CHED) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). CEA is the largest post-school educational testing centre in South Africa and uses the most up-to-date test processes, practices, and measurement theories. CEA has developed numerous assessment instruments and engages continuously with the post-school sector to understand their needs and develop further tests.
We are a centre of opportunity for a diverse learner population, offering leading-edge testing technology, innovative ideas, and dynamic service to our students, communities, and post-school institutions.
To be the nationally preferred provider of meaningful research and assessments that contributes to access and success in post-school education and training.
Develop tests in Academic Literacy, Quantitative Literacy, Scientific Reasoning and Mathematics that are valid predictors of performance in educational contexts – especially for students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. These tests are developed nationally by disciplinary experts and tap competencies that are required by these educational contexts.
Do research into the reliability and validity of these tests; explore different methodologies investigating this capacity; investigate the factors that predict student success; build extensive databases on student throughput; and to subject the tests to scrutiny (reliability; validity; bias; coherence and internal consistency).
Provide excellent client services; to organize, arrange, develop, and create tests and testing infrastructure (national and international); to provide resulting and reporting information in the areas of access, placement, diagnosis, and prediction; and to be efficient, professional, and reliable and offer quick turnarounds.
Centre for Educational Assessments(CEA)
Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 5462
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 5466