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Type Book
Title Beyond benchmarks: What twenty years of TIMSS data tell us about South African education
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Publisher Human Sciences Research Council
URL https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/beyond-benchmarks
Abstract
South Africa has participated in a number of local and international achievement studies in the field of education over the last 20 years and responses to the results have been somewhat mixed. Critics argue that participation in international assessments is a pointless exercise because of the slow pace of improvement in South African education. Supporters point out that international assessment results can be useful at many different levels of policy and planning, especially when studies are repeated across time. The purpose of this book is to provide a measured assessment of what has been achieved in South African education over the last 20 years based on the evidence provided by Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMMS), to redefine what good progress means in light of South Africas developmental pathway and to recommend what evidence based interventions can be considered as the next realistic steps in South Africas educational development.

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Reddy, Vijay, Tia Linda Zuze, Mariette Visser, Lolita Winnaar, Andrea Juan, Cas Prinsloo, Fabian Arends, and Shawn Rogers. Beyond benchmarks: What twenty years of TIMSS data tell us about South African education. : Human Sciences Research Council, 2015.
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