The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination?

 

Show simple item record

dc.contributor Sebolai, Kabelo
dc.contributor.author Le Roux, Natalie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-08T12:07:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-08T12:07:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.citation Le Roux, N. 2017-02. The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination?. South African Journal of Education. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3433 (Online) en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26062
dc.description.abstract The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination in South Africa is a standardised assessment whose main function is to determine whether Grade 12 learners have mastered subject knowledge at the culmination of their secondary education. Alongside this, the National Benchmark Test Project (NBTP) was introduced to develop the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) that are aimed at assessing the academic readiness of first time entry students to South African universities. This article explores the relationship between these two standardised assessments in the domain of mathematical/quantitative literacy. This is accomplished through a Pearson correlation analysis of 6,363 test scores obtained by Grade 12 learners on the NSC Mathematical Literacy examination and the Quantitative Literacy test of the NBT in 2012. The results reveal a curvilinear relationship between these two sets of results. This indicates that the two assessments are related but not identical, and the paper argues that their complementarity suggests the value of using performance information generated by both for access and placement. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Journal of Education en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source South African Journal of Education en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje
dc.title The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination? en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords National Benchmark Tests en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords Quantitative Literacy en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords National Senior Certificate en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords Educational Assessment en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords Standardised tests en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
uct.type.filetype Text
uct.type.filetype Image
dc.identifier.apacitation Le Roux, N. (2017). The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination?. <i>South African Journal of Education</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26062 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Le Roux, Natalie "The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination?." <i>South African Journal of Education</i> (2017) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26062 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Le Roux N. The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination?. South African Journal of Education. 2017; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26062. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Le Roux, Natalie AB - The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination in South Africa is a standardised assessment whose main function is to determine whether Grade 12 learners have mastered subject knowledge at the culmination of their secondary education. Alongside this, the National Benchmark Test Project (NBTP) was introduced to develop the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) that are aimed at assessing the academic readiness of first time entry students to South African universities. This article explores the relationship between these two standardised assessments in the domain of mathematical/quantitative literacy. This is accomplished through a Pearson correlation analysis of 6,363 test scores obtained by Grade 12 learners on the NSC Mathematical Literacy examination and the Quantitative Literacy test of the NBT in 2012. The results reveal a curvilinear relationship between these two sets of results. This indicates that the two assessments are related but not identical, and the paper argues that their complementarity suggests the value of using performance information generated by both for access and placement. DA - 2017-02 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Journal of Education LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2017 SM - 2076-3433 (Online) T1 - The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination? TI - The National Benchmark Test of quantitative literacy: does it complement the Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy examination? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26062 ER - en_ZA


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)