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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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Research data: GRADE 6

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2012 The low achievement trap: comparing schooling in Botswana and South Africa

The Low Achievement Trap is an empirical study of student mathematics learning in Grade 6 classrooms that is unique in its focus on two scho...

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...

2008 Towards understanding student academic performance in South Africa: a pilot study of grade 6 mathematics lessons in Gauteng province

Despite widespread acceptance of the notion that improving student performance may have a high economic and social payoff, policy analysts i...

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2005 Grade 6 Systemic Evaluation: Eastern Cape province

Systemic evaluation studies offer a powerful lens through which to view the achievement and health of the education system. In particular, t...