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Research outputs: 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...