SA Student performance

SA Student performance 2003-2011

TIMSS (2003) –> PIRLS (2006) –> SACMEQ (2007) –>  ANA (2011) –> TIMSS (2011) –> pre PIRLS (2011)

TIMSS (2003)
TIMSS (2003)

TIMSS 2003 (Gr8 Maths & Science)

  • Out of 50 participating countries (including 6 African countries) SA came last
  • Only 10% reached low international benchmark
  • No improvement from TIMSS 1999-TIMSS 2003

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PIRLS 2006   (Gr 4/5 – Reading)

  • Out of 45 participating countries SA came last
  • 87% of Gr4 and 78% of Gr 5 learners deemed to be “at serious risk of not learning to read”
SAQMEQ (2007)
SAQMEQ (2007)

 

SACMEQ III 2007   (Gr6 – Reading & Maths)

  • SA came 10/15 for reading and 8/15 for maths behind countries such as Swaziland, Kenya and Tanzania

 

ANA (2011)
ANA (2011)

ANA 2011 (Gr 1-6 Reading & Maths)

  • Mean literacy score Gr3: 35%
  • Mean numeracy score Gr3: 28%
  • Mean literacy score Gr6: 28%
  • Mean numeracy score Gr6: 30%
TIMSS (2011)
TIMSS (2011)

TIMSS 2011   (Gr9 –Maths & Science)

  • SA has joint lowest performance of 42 countries Improvement by 1.5 grade levels (2003-2011)
  • 76% of grade nine students in 2011 still had not acquired a basic understanding about whole numbers, decimals, operations or basic graphs, and this is at the improved level of performance
PIRLS (2011)
PIRLS (2011)

pre PIRLS 2011 (Gr 4 Reading)

  • 29% of SA Gr4 learners completely illiterate (cannot decode text in any langauge)

 

 

School1As everyone would expect, rural schools show low performance in education. Reddy, an executive director at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) said, schools with the fewest resources achieved lower scores,.  “If you improve those schools you improve the national scores. It’s expected that the former Model C schools are the best performers.” (Nkosi, 2012).

TIMSS assessment 2011 – Pupils in the Western Cape, gauteng and Northern Cape performed better while the worst performers were KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape

 Ref:http://nicspaull.com/research/