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Research data: TIMSS
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...
2019 The contribution of South African teachers to students' sense of belonging and mathematics achievement: students' perspective from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
The role of teachers in nurturing students sense of belonging cannot be overemphasised. Students who do not feel accepted by their teachers ...Download this report
2018 TIMSS 2015 Grade 9 national report: understanding mathematics and achievement amongst Grade 9 learners in South Africa
South Africa has participated in five cycles of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), beginning in 1995. The 20...
Most of the research on SLM and educational outcomes in South Africa is based on small-scale studies and are descriptive in nature. Here, we...Download this report