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2 COMPETENCY AND PLACEMENT TEST TRAINING Instructions for Using this Training Presentation The Training Presentation will continue by itself and all you have to do is watch and take notes if you want to. CLICK NEXT TO START TRAININGNEXT Next Prev Click Next to go to the next slide or wait for it to continue. Click Sound icon if sound does not start. Click Prev to go to the previous slide or wait for it to continue.

3 COMPETENCY AND PLACEMENT TEST NC(V) Level 2 FET Colleges Training Next Prev

4 TEST PROCESS 1.ORIENTATION – why, why, why? 2.CAP TEST – 3 subtests 3.LIMITATIONS & SUITABILITY 4.TEST CONDITIONS 5.ADMINISTERING 6.REPORTS 7.ETHICS 8.TEST PROCEDURES 9.PRACTICAL Next Prev

5 WHY PLACEMENT? Placement tests give direction to NC(V) students (GPS) Huge financial investment into students Right students registered for the right programs lead to improved passing rates Next Prev

6 WHY TEST? Common practice internationally Focus on academic support, thus identify skills shortcoming, NOT used for exclusion –Research shows : increased academic performance after taking placement tests Higher dropout % where no placement test is being used due to: –Improper placement of students, –Higher levels of frustration experienced by students –Inability to adapt to the learning material –X-ray photo of students skills and knowledge. Next Prev

7 PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST? Only psychologists, registered counselors or psychometrists registered with HPCSA may conduct psychometric assessments: –Limited Colleges have these people on staff and have to outsource –Expensive –Time consuming –Historic background of exclusion –Not all tests are culture sensitive Test developed by specialists Next Prev

8 PURPOSE CAP test does not exclude students from the FET sector FOCUS: –To identify prospective NC(V) L2 students who have basic fundamental knowledge of English and Mathematics skills to cope with the academic learning material –Give assistance in choosing a vocational programme aligned with his/her interest –Guide the College to place students in appropriate vocational programmes. TOOL: identify level of additional academic support Next Prev

9 ETHICS OF TESTING Test conditions: –Test room (online & offline) Confidentiality Security –Test books –Computer System –Control of Reports You may only be a person in this world, but for someone… Youre the world! Next Prev

10 PROCESS OVERVIEW Apply at Campus 1 Selection 2 Details Capture 3 Testing 4 5 Test Capture 6 Analysis & Reporting 7 Candidate Technical Management Placement 8 Remedial Yes No 9 Exit Counselling Next Prev

11 CAP TEST Test focuses on the following: –NQF L1 Competency Test: English Second Language Skills –NQF L1 Competency Test: Mathematical Literacy Skills –Placement Test Next Prev

12 NQF L1 Competency Test: English Second Language Skills English - language of instruction No basic English communication skills: –Difficult to work successfully through academic material –Lack of participation in class discussions –Fail to understand & interpret instructions given by lecturers –Poor cooperation in group assignments with fellow students Test is based on the learning outcomes aligned with NQF Level 1 as outlined by the GET Certificate. Next Prev

13 NQF L 1 Competency Test: English Second Language Skills –Comprehension –Reported Speech –Apostrophes –Passive Voice –Question Tags –Punctuation –Degrees of Comparison –Pronouns, Relative Pronouns –Concord –Homophones –Prefixes –Tenses Used as an instrument to identify the degree of academic support some students may require to achieve the academic outcomes of NC(V) Level 2 Specific outcomes measured: Next Prev

14 NQF L1 Competency Test: Mathematical Literacy Skills Determine basic NQF level 1 numeracy skills necessary to work successfully through L2 academic material Based on the learning outcomes aligned with NQF L1 as outlined by the GET Certificate. Next Prev

15 NQF L1 Competency Test: Mathematical Literacy Skills –Patterns –Functions –Algebra –Numbers –Operations –Relationships –Exponents –Finance –Data handling –Rations Comprehension Instrument to identify degree of academic support Specific outcomes measured: –Space –Shapes –Geometry –Similar Triangles –Congruency –Measurements –Pythagoras –Polygons –Transformation –Positions Next Prev

16 PLACEMENT TEST Guide prospective student to choose a vocational field –aligned with his/her interest –giving more information on the 14 vocational fields available in NC(V) and the available careers in each field Guide College to place and advise students in appropriate vocational fields Next Prev

17 CAP TEST DESCRIPTION Pen & Paper based - Recommended method to test large number of candidates simultaneously Test administrator will capture the results on the computer software to generate the reports Computer based option available Next Prev

18 CAP TEST DESCRIPTION Duration: approximately 2 hours Instruction: 15 minutes English: 30 minutes Mathematics: 45 minutes Placement: 45 minutes Next Prev

19 CAP TEST DESCRIPTION Computer Software –Personal information –Academic history –Capture test results –Management reports –Individual reports –Individual technical reports Next Prev

20 CAP TEST DESCRIPTION Open License: The College has an open license to test as many prospective students as they wish. The College only pays for the actual number of students placed in NC(V) level 2. Next Prev

21 LIMITATIONS OF TEST Indicates suitability on basis of knowledge and skills. Not an aptitude test Not a psychometric interest questionnaire, but an interest activity based on the programmes offered at FET Colleges. Next Prev

22 WHO SHOULD BE TESTED? At least 9 years of formal schooling. Speak and understand English. Healthy and rested : Medication can negatively impact upon his/her cognitive or sensory functions. Disability, disease, illness or other physical or psychological condition influence validity and reliability of the assessment. Refer! Psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist, or other suitably qualified professional for valid, reliable and accurate assessment of abilities. Next Prev

23 PROCESS OVERVIEW Apply at Campus 1 Selection 2 Details Capture 3 Testing 4 5 Test Capture 6 Analysis & Reporting 7 Candidate Technical Management Placement 8 Remedial Yes No 9 Exit Counselling Next Prev

24 APPLICATION AT CAMPUS SELECTION Complete CAP Biographical form Do paper selection Capture personal info onto computer Next Prev

25 BIOGRAPHICAL FORM Surname: ___________________________________________________________ First Names: ________________________________________________________ ID Number: ____________________Date of Birth: ______________ Age: _______ Desired Course:______________________________________________________ Home Address: _________________Postal Address: _____________________ Date of Test: ____________________ Tel (Home): ________________________ Tel (Work): _____________________ (Cell):______________________________ Highest School Grade Completed: ______________ Year: _________________ Name of School: ____________________________________________________ Grade 9 Mathematics Marks: _________Grade 9English Marks: ___________ Post School Qualification: ______________________________________________ FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES: Gender: __________Race: ______________Home Language: _________ ___________________________________________________________________ CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN COMPETENCY AND PLACEMENT TEST AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION I, (Name and Surname): _________________________________ consent to undergo a competency and placement test conducted by _____________ College For Further Education and Training. I also consent to making the test results and reports available to the staff of ____________________ FET College. Signed on ____ (day) of __________ (month) 20_ _ at ___________ (place). _____________________________ Signature Next Prev

26 PROCESS OVERVIEW Apply at Campus 1 Selection 2 Details Capture 3 Testing 4 5 Test Capture 6 Analysis & Reporting 7 Candidate Technical Management Placement 8 Remedial Yes No 9 Exit Counselling Next Prev

27 Venue Well-lit, quiet and well-ventilated room Doors closed during the test No interruptions during the test No candidates may leave the room during the test Test candidates Own desks, separated A clock or time visible in the test room The ratio of test candidates vs test administrator should be 1:20 TEST CONDITIONS Next Prev

28 TEST CONDITIONS The test administrator Large desk for test material, completed answer sheets, erasers and pencils Own test manual to read the instructions Familiar with CAP-Test Able explain instructions to the test candidates Be alert but not intrusive during facilitation Respond immediately to requests for replacement of pencils and erasers No assistance with regard to the actual test problems Next Prev

29 ADMINISTERING CAP Pen & Paper Testing Material needed: –Pencils, erasers, blank paper, answer sheets, test books, stop watch & test candidates can use calculators Administer the test Next Prev

30 PROCESS OVERVIEW Apply at Campus 1 Selection 2 Details Capture 3 Testing 4 5 Test Capture 6 Analysis & Reporting 7 Candidate Technical Management Placement 8 Remedial Yes No 9 Exit Counselling Next Prev

31 ENTERING DATA Create administrator Enter student information Capture test results Print reports OR Administering computer based test Next Prev

32 PROCESS OVERVIEW Apply at Campus 1 Selection 2 Details Capture 3 Testing 4 5 Test Capture 6 Analysis & Reporting 7 Candidate Technical Management Placement 8 Remedial Yes No 9 Exit Counselling Next Prev

33 PRINTING REPORTS Individual Student Reports Individual Technical Reports Management Reports Final Decision about Placement Next Prev

34 Case Study 1 Thabo (17) Passed Gr 10 last year: –English Language 64% –English Comprehension 24% –Maths 71% –Interests: Electrical Engineering Hospitality Civil Engineering Next Prev

35 Case Study 2 Thandi (18) : Passed Gr 9 last year. –English Language 48% –English Comprehension 40% –Maths 23% –Interests: Civil Hospitality Office Administration Next Prev

36 PROCESS OVERVIEW Apply at Campus 1 Selection 2 Details Capture 3 Testing 4 5 Test Capture 6 Analysis & Reporting 7 Candidate Technical Management Placement 8 Remedial Yes No 9 Exit Counselling Next Prev

37 REMEDIAL In cooperation with academic staff Gaps should be addressed Students with strengths identified Focused remedial first week Computer programs – Learnscapes, Plato, Reading Excellence etc. Next Prev

38 Case study 3 You are the maths lecturer A: –The students who have above 50% are in your class. –You have 10 days to do a remedial program –What would you do? Next Prev

39 LECTURER REPORT: MATHEMATICS #FULL NAMEID NUMBER Relationships Operations Data handling Numbers Congruency Exponents Ratio 23M KGADITSI %44%0%67%0%100%0% 20T BALOYI %33%100% 0%50% 1K MELLO %44%50%44%100%50% 22E MOKABA %56%50%44%100%0%50% 3T BALOYI %67%0%33%0%50%100% 26R KOLOTSI %44%100%33%0%50%0% 27T APHANE %89%50%22%0% 100% 19M TJALE %44%50%78%100%50% 14N KEKANA %78%0%78%100% 0% 9G APHANE %100%50%0% 50%100% 13R APHANE %44%50%56%100%50% 7H KGASAGO %44%50%22%100%0%50% 16M KGATLE %44%0%44%100% 50% Next Prev

40 PROCESS OVERVIEW Apply at Campus 1 Selection 2 Details Capture 3 Testing 4 5 Test Capture 6 Analysis & Reporting 7 Candidate Technical Management Placement 8 Remedial Yes No 9 Exit Counselling Next Prev

41 Case Study 4 John (23) : Passed Gr 10 at a School of Industries –English 25% –Maths 18% –Interests Safety in society Tourism Marketing Next Prev

42 EXIT COUNSELLING One-on-one interview SSS Manager or trained counsellor Explore other placement possibilities –Private Colleges –Back to school –Short skills courses Next Prev

43 BEST PRACTICE TIPS 1.Admission Policy 2.Select the cream of the crop 3.Cut-off point / Benchmark 4.Determine which students to accept 5.Indicate in the placement option in the CAP student file. Next Prev

44 CONTACT DETAILS Web: Technical Support: Tel (011) Process & Placement Support Anneline Taljaard: Natasha Bothma: Prev


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