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2008 Exam Results Update Presented at the Extended Management Committee 3 February 2009. Associate Professor George Subotzky Executive Director: Information & Strategic Analysis. Acknowledgements.

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2008 Exam Results UpdatePresented at the Extended Management Committee3 February 2009

Associate Professor George Subotzky

Executive Director: Information & Strategic Analysis

acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

The following staff members of DISA provided invaluable help and support in preparing the examination results information and this presentation:

  • Herbert Zemann
  • Herman Visser
  • Suzette van Zyl
  • Pamela Pistorius

Valuable assistance and advice was provided by Elfriede Boshoff (ICT) and Kelvin Beckworth (DSAA)

introduction
Introduction
  • This update presents the latest available exam results for the 2008 academic year to date
  • In presenting and interpreting these results, it is important to understand the status and context of this in relation to the annual – and changing – examination cycle
exam sitting schedule for each academic year
Exam Sitting Schedule – for each academic year

2008 Prelim Results:

EMC 3 Feb 09

(UG only)

2007 Final Results:

HEMIS Jul 08 EMC 14 Oct 08

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Entry:

Choice/

Inquiry/

Enrolment

Learning activities/

interactions

Success

PersistenceRetention

Through-put/ Graduation

Employ-ment/

Citizenship

  • 1. Socio-Economic Circumstances:
  • Background/ Schooling
  • Current
  • 2. Individual
  • Factors/Attributes:
  • Ability
  • Skills
  • Attitudes & Interests
  • 3. Institutional
  • Factors:
  • Quality
  • Relevance
  • Effectiveness

TRACKING:

Individual-level progress through HE process aggregated by profile elements

PROFILING/MODELLING/PREDICTION:

- Snapshot/trends - Views: Course/Qualification; Dept/School/College/Institution

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Exam

Process Model

Gross

Enrolments

Canc.

+ Non-Active

Nett

Enrolments

Exam

Results Metrics

Not Admitted

Key Counts

Exam

Admission

Qualified

Readmission

Re-registration

(Repeaters)

3 Key Indicators

Absent

Admitted

Drop Out/

Stop Out

Stuck

(Serial

repeaters)

Writing

Exam Pass Rate

= Passed/Wrote

Fail

Write

Not Admitted

Results

Sup.

Admission

Course Success Rate

= Passed/Nett

Enrolments

Pass

Absent

Admitted

Sup.

Writing

Fail

Write

Course Attrition Rate

= (CA + NA + Abs)/

Gross Enrolments

Sup.

Results

Success

Pass

7 Risk Areas

conclusion
Conclusion
  • Update of 2008 provisional exam results to date, ie including 2008 May/June and November sittings
  • Focus on exam pass rates at this stage (final Course Success Rates uniformly lower)
  • Key findings:
    • 2008 ESR up 5,44% on 2007 and 3,59% on 2005
    • All Colleges showed increases, with CHS still dominant (79,61% ESR in 2008)
    • All race groups showed increases, with whites still dominant (75,69% ESR in 2008)
    • Both gender groups showed increases with women still dominant (65,97% vs 61,51% ESR in 2008)
  • Further updates, verification and fuller analyses will follow
  • Detailed reports and this presentation available on the Institutional Information & Analysis Portal shortly