UPSI Launches First PSYCHOMETRICS PROFILING for student assessment

Press Release - KUALA LUMPUR, 24 SEPTEMBER 2013

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) in Tanjung Malim, Perak recently launched UPSI Pscychometrics; a project developed in collaboration with MIMOS to be used in educational institutions to better assess students as well as academic staff.

The Psychometrics Cluster at MIMOS is instrumental is promoting and practising psychometrics in Malaysia and has the expertise in the fundamentals and applications of psychometrics theories and techniques as well as psychometric-related technologies for educational as well as psychological testing in Malaysia.

UPSI Psychometrics launched by Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, MOSTI Deputy Minister. Looking on is Dr Haniza Yon, Head of MIMOS Psychometrics Cluster.

The modules are:
  • The Aptitude Test for University (AT4U) identifies students’ potential thus enhances their learning based on their ability and can also identify the best candidates for placement purposes into programmes offered by the university.
  • The Proficiency in ICT (ProfIT) measure competencies of individuals in using various ICT applications for placement purposes. It can identify individuals’ strengths and weaknesses in ICT competencies and assists learning institutions in evaluation and benchmarking of their ICT programmes.
  • The Computer-assisted English Language Test (CaELT) serves as a placement test into programmes based on students’ strengths and weaknesses in English language. This will enable scaffolding to weak students and at the same time provide insights into their future English capability.
  • The Ujian Nilai BITARA helps in professional development and selection of academic staff to ensure that academicians’ values are align with institution’s vision and mission.
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