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Research data: TIMSS
2022 The South African TIMSS 2019 grade 9 results: building achievement and bridging achievement gaps
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses mathematics and science knowledge of fourth and eighth grade lear...
In the context of the political changes of the 1990s in South Africa, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) revised its research agenda...Download this report
Given the importance of science for the development of this country, it is concerning that limited numbers of South African learners are cho...Download this report
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