Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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2012 Sound but feasible?: revisiting authentic assessment

The multifaceted debate around educational standards and assessment has taken a notable turn. In recent decades, there is a renewed interest...

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2011 Reviewing the role of the provincial and district offices in the implementation of assessment policies in the Gauteng and Western Cape provinces

A robust, reliable and continuous classroom assessment system is crucial for improving learning and is a critical function of governments an...

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2011 The 2011 grade 3 and 6 verification annual national assessment: extended technical report

Systemic evaluation and diagnostic assessment are at the core of current strategies to improve the quality of basic education in South Afric...

2010 Teacher assessment practices in South African schools

Briefly described this study entailed classroom observations of 30 teachers from eight primary schools of varying SES, undertaking literacy ...