Psychometric evaluation of entry assessment in higher education: A case study

Berberoglu G., Dochy F., Moerkerke G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION, vol.11, no.1, pp.25-41, 1996 (SSCI) identifier identifier


Entry assessment for higher education is a managerial and research topic in many European countries at this moment. Due to the increased claim for higher quality in education and the decreasing finances, universities seek for means to establish a high quality instream. Research has shown that types of entry examinations good possibilities to put ''the right man on the right place''. Not only the quality of these examinations is an important issue, also systematic differences between student groups is a main point of attention. Turkey, using a two stage assessment for several years already, is a good example of the latter. Now that several universities think about selection at the front door, it might be worth to think about evaluating selection criteria and to look at method to avoid group bias for example.