Relatively speaking, the Netherlands has a small amount of experience with early selection of students. It is very important that this selection is as fair and objective as possible. Psychological tests, such as cognitive ability tests, motivation tests en personality tests, are fully standardised and have a high predictive value.
How can NOA help?
When determining the selection criteria, consideration should be given to the abilities, competences and characteristics that the study programme requires from the student. Currently, various educational institutions have asked NOA to develop a selection assessment and / or to improve and professionalize their current selection procedure. Together with the educational institution, the study programme requirements are assessed. After that, a selection assessment is compiled, which in most cases consists of parts of NOA's digital assessment instruments.
Ultimately, a success score is calculated for each student based on the selection assessment results. Based on this score, NOA can draw up an individual ranking that can be used by DUO for admission..
Click here for an example of a selection assessment report.
NOA also supports universities with the Colloquium doctum regulation. This regulation is for students who are older than 21 years old and do not meet the formal admission requirements. Click here for more information.
Finally, NOA also offers premaster assessments for the admission of students with an Applied Higher Education diploma who wish to follow a university masters programme. Click here for more information.
For more information please contact Bibi Klug, Corine Sonke or Willem Vrooland, +3120-5040800 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.