This paper reviews criteria and strategies in student selection and the implications of their use for equity of participation in higher education and the prospects for student success. The paper offers an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of criteria for prior academic achievement, tests of aptitude and preparedness and broader criteria used in university selection. The aim of this paper is to support informed discussion regarding the development and improvement of university selection criteria and practices, recognising the common challenges universities face in fostering diversity of participation and student success in an expanding tertiary education environment.
|Title of Paper:||Selection and participation in higher education: university selection in support of student success and diversity of participation|
|Publisher:||Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne|
|Subject Area:||Contributory Studies and Research Approaches|
|Keywords:||Admission, Admission Criteria, Admission Policies, Student Enrolment, Australia, Student Success|
|Date Added:||22 September 2011|