Factors influencing the level of performance in mathematics and language among learners in South Africa: a multi-level analysis

SOURCE: Contemporary issues in educational assessment: proceedings of the second international conference, Malta, 18-22 March, 2002
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.M.Kivilu
SOURCE EDITOR(S): F.Ventura, G.Grima
KEYWORDS: GRADE 11, GRADE 9, LANGUAGE TEACHING, LEARNER PERFORMANCE, MATHEMATICS
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3018

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Abstract

The major aim of this study was to investigate the effects of learner, school, and teacher factors on learner performance in language of instruction (English and Afrikaans) and mathematics among learners in grades 9 and 11 in South Africa. The study also explored the methodological advantage of using hierarchical linear Modellling (HLM) over conventional statistical techniques in analysing multi-level data.