School Outreach

Since 2015 the Centre for Educational Assessments (CEA) has had many outreach programmes:

  1. Youth Development Programme Career Expo
  2. SHAWCO – assisting with selection of learners from the Saturday School programme
  3. 100UP – CEA’s research team works with students in the 100UP programme to allay fears of writing assessments
  4. CEA has been collaborating with the KZN Department of Education since 2016 in assisting the learners from quintile 1-3 schools to write the NBT without payment. Each year the staff of CEA present the NBT requirements to the learners at the Career event organized by the department.
  5. In addition, the CEA has been working with the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) to ensure


Here's what CEA can do:

  • Include information about assessments and services offered that go to parents at the beginning of the school year
  • Feature easy-to-access information about the NBTs on the school website that highlights the requirements for the test
  • Promote the NBT via emails, social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, and other communications with parents, learners and teachers
  • Enlist teachers and principals to encourage students to participate in taking the NBT by providing information about the assessment and the benefits of the NBT
  • Inform teachers and learners by giving presentations at schools and career events organized by schools and department of education in the provinces.