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Research data: MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT
2021 The gendered complexities of school mathematics achievement: girls outperforming or boys underperforming?
Education and labour markets have favoured boys and men. A recent study showed that girls' educational outcomes in relation to participation...Download this report
Several South African studies have shown evidence of a relationship between educators' knowledge and learners' academic performance. Policym...Download this report
2019 Early learning experiences, school entry skills and later mathematics achievement in South Africa
The acquired skill set prior to school entry has emerged as an important issue in research and policy internationally. Much evidence exists ...Download this report
2019 Lucky guess?: applying Rasch measurement theory to grade 5 South African mathematics achievement data
The use of multiple-choice items in assessments in the interest of increased efficiency brings associated challenges, notably the phenomenon...