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Research data: EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT
2017 The effects of orphanhood on scholastic performance among primary school learners in Mankweng of Limpopo province, South Africa
The well-being of learners is critical for attention, memory, language, perception, decision making and problem solving. Stressors such as t...
2016 What has variability got to do with it?: explaining gender achievement gaps among African primary school students
There has been a global increase in the number of girls studying mathematics but women still remain underrepresented in the scientific workf...
2016 The viability of individual oral assessments for learners: insights gained from two intervention evaluations
It is essential for learners to develop foundational literacy skills, ideally, in the first grade of formal education. These skills are then...Download this report
2015 The evolution of educational inequalities through secondary school: evidence from a South African panel study
Schooling outcomes in South Africa are characterised by significant inequalities on the basis of race and socio-economic status. This paper ...