I wrote about the 2013 ANA’s about two months ago as kids sat down to write their test papers. Now the report is out I went straight to my go-to view: Grade 9 Maths performance distribution. 2014 View Here we can see the breakdown of performance for all students, by province for maths at grade […]
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School selection can be a nightmare for even the most informed parents. In this post we try to help share some of the ways in which SAILI chooses scholarship high schools. The driving force behind SAILI’s success is getting the best “bang for buck” we can from the schools on offer. To make sure we […]
Annual National Assessments (ANAs) now take place all the way through primary school (Grades 1-6) and also at grade 9. In the Western Cape – students also write provincial tests at Grade 3, 6, and 9 (called systemics or LitNum tests). While there is debate about the about these assessments – it is clear that […]
Sometimes it is hard to get a real sense of a school or initiative’s actual performance. With the Matric pass requirements so low (30 % for subjects and the license to fail a few too), reporting 100% pass rate is not really that helpful. More useful is the bachelors pass rate (which is only 100% […]
Ok – so I recently discovered the Department of Basic Education has what is called the Master List of schools available for download on its site. I have been poking at this and while it has a lot of data, most of it is structural: stating what district, circuit etc a school is in. No […]