Five international companies will be invited to participate in a tender to define the entity that will carry out the international evaluation of the PSU®.
In the monthly session held today, the Council of Rectors unanimously approved a protocol to regulate the international evaluation process of the University Selection Test (PSU®). Within the framework of this decision, it was agreed in conjunction with the Ministry of Education to invite five international entities of the highest level to participate in this bidding process.
The companies that will be invited are: CITO, Australian Council for Educational Research, ACT Research and Policy Reports, The Israeli National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, and Pearson, which we expect to present their proposals at the end of April.
“We opted for this selection of companies due to their high qualification and international experience. Likewise, the entity that is selected will have, within the framework of this process, a technical committee, its technical counterpart, in charge of coordinating all the information that the Council of Rectors will provide, as well as each of the universities, ensuring the confidentiality of the information to be sent ”, explained the executive vice president of CRUCH, Víctor Pérez Vera.
Regarding the 2011 PSU® calendar, the Council reported that in the next plenary session, to be held in the month of April, in the city of Punta Arenas, the date will be defined, after agreeing to it with the Ministry of Education.
Likewise, the Council agreed to send a formal invitation to private universities in the coming weeks to participate in the University Selection Test process, as had already been announced last January.
MEETING WITH STUDENTS
Before the plenary session, the Council of Rectors met with spokespersons from the Chilean Student Confederation, Confech, to share information on the issues being discussed within the framework of the announced higher education reform.
"The Government has indicated that this is the year of higher education, therefore, we hope that the proposals made on education issues include both the universities of the Council of Rectors and the university students," said Juan Manuel Zolezzi, rector of the Usach.