English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Lessons learnt from SACMEQII: South African student performance in regional context Servaas van der Berg; Megan Louw

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  • Lessons learnt from SACMEQII: South African student performance in regional context
Author
  • Servaas van der Berg
  • Megan Louw
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  • In regional context, South African students benefit from above average levels of public and private education resources. However, their performance on international tests – including SACMEQII (Southern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality, 2000) – is extremely weak. The first part of the paper positions South Africa within southern and eastern Africa on the basis of SACMEQII Grade 6 mathematics test scores. Hierarchical linear modelling techniques are then employed to model the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and schooling in this highly unequal country. Three important drivers of inequity in test scores emerge: principal concern with monitoring student progress, teacher absenteeism and teacher quality. These interact with SES to give richer students a strong advantage.
  • education quality, inequality, South Africa, Southern Africa, Hierarchical Linear Modelling
  • RePEc:sza:wpaper:wpapers47
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