Free University Amsterdam
In 2003, Free University Amsterdam observed that higher professional education students dropped out more from a WO master's program, for this reason they were looking for an assessment instrument that could help these students make a better assessment of whether a WO master was a good choice. NOA has developed the Premaster assessment for this. This premaster assessment has been used since 2004 by (virtually) all higher professional education students who want to follow a (pre) master's program.
In 2014 the Free University Amsterdam started the NOA online matching questionnaire for all first-year freshmen students. This assessment measures the interest in the program, study situation and study skills of the prospective student and gives the student feedback on strong and development points.
Finally, NOA instruments are used in the admission/selection procedures for the Medicine, Dentistry and Criminology programs.
Our roleNOA has advised on the process of introduction, choice and development of the instruments and is responsible for the online test taking and reporting of the assessment results to the students.
Our added valueNOA has a long-term cooperative relationship with the Free University in which research forms an important part of the collaboration. NOA is capable of running large numbers of online assessments without problems. Flexibility and customization are paramount in all our projects with the Free University.
The resultThe Free University Amsterdam is able to attract more suitable students and reduce dropout rates with the help of NOA assessments. The process of test taking is efficient and the costs per student are low.