Rapid progress in education implausible say SU researchers

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2013-01-18

Stellenbosch University's Servaas van der Berg and Nic Spaull have contested the results published by the Department of Education in December 2012 that suggest that South African Grade 1 to 6 students have made considerable advances in their numeracy and literacy abilities. According to Van der Berg and Spaull, the rapid progress would mean "we have improved more in a single year than Colombia did in 12 years from 1995 to 2007, which was the fastest-improving country of 67 countries tested in an international mathematics and science study for this period". Read the Mail & Guardian article or visit the ReSEP website for more.

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