PSPPD 2

  • Is school based assessment in matric achieving its potential?

    This brief is based on a study by Servaas van der Berg and Debra Shepherd that compared learners’ marks according to the classroom based CASS with the marks obtained in the final, externally managed, matric exam, regarded as the ‘correct’ assessment of learner

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  • Increasing the supply of teacher graduates

    The findings in this policy brief are based on a working paper in which I analysed initial teacher training enrolment and graduation data from the 2004–2013 HEMIS (Higher Education Management Information System) database. HEMIS records data on all students at South African public

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  • Education datasets in South Africa

    The working paper on which this policy brief is based reviews education datasets available in South Africa, mostly from the Department of Basic Education (DBE). The working paper serves as an inventory for anyone wanting to know what data are available in South Africa, how the

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  • Improving the calibre of school leadership in South Africa

    This policy brief summarises evidence from two quantitative studies by the author on the labour market for school principals in South Africa.1 In this brief I describe four features of this market: aging and retirement, long tenure, unequal distribution in terms of qualifications

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  • Income poverty at small areas level in South Africa in 2011

    This report presents a diagnostic analysis of income poverty at small area level across South Africa utilising an analysis of income poverty at ward level using data derived from Statistic South Africa's Census 2011.

  • A diagnostic evaluation of poverty and relative deprivation at small area level for the Eastern Cape Province

    This report presents a diagnostic evaluation of poverty and relative deprivation at small area level for the Eastern Cape province. The analysis uses the ward‐level South African Index of Multiple Deprivation 2011 (SAIMD 2011) which is supplemented with ward‐level income poverty data. The SAIMD

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  • Limpopo Review

    Situational analysis of the causes, challenges and policy responses for each of the three main themes of PSPPD II