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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Fast-tracking value-added analysis to ensure fairer assessment: A South African perspective

Type :
Policy briefs
Author :
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Published :
2013
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South Africa has a high enrolment rate and a high investment rate in education (about 5 per cent of GDP), but education is still of unsatisfactory quality. This policy brief proposes wider usage of value-added assessment (VAA) and analysis (which provides a more reliable estimate of the value added – the extent to which schools make a difference in their learners’ achievement levels) in policy decision-making.