High-performing learners also need support

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 0
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Visser
KEYWORDS: LEARNER PERFORMANCE, TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-april-june-2018/high-performing-learners
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10540

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Abstract

South Africa's participation in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has enriched our understanding of the South African education landscape. An analysis of our grade 9 results shows improvement, an indication that targeted interventions focusing on poorly performing schools and learners are having a noticeable effect. However, our high-performers might need more support, writes Dr Mariette Visser.