- Important RESEP report on Learner Flows Through Schools in South Africa (Van der Berg et al, 2021)
- World Bank 2022 report “Early Grade Reading in South Africa: Policy Research Paper“
- Helpful 2022 report by Equal Education Law Center (EELC) on Underperforming Schools and outlining the existing provisions in the South African Schools Act (specifically 16A and 58B)
- Gustafsson & Taylor (2022) RISE report on “The Politics of Improving Learning Outcomes in South Africa” and presentation here. The presentation’s visualisation of one of the key frameworks is nicer than the report’s version, although still quite messy. I like the breakdown between ‘Rationalist Steerers’, ‘Professionalists’ and ‘Empiricists’
- Four new working papers on TIMSS 2019 in South Africa, on gendered repetition patterns (Hofmeyr, 2022), comparing Western Cape and Gauteng (Gondwe & Wills, 2022), instructional leadership (Hompashe, 2022), and extra lessons (Olivier & Hofmeyr, 2022)
- Some nice 2022 reflections from one of South Africa’s up-and-coming linguists Maxine Schafer “Processing and analysing EGRA Data: Reflections from a South African researcher“
- A 2021 presentation I gave to the Parliament on Child Development in South Africa is now up on their website.
- Great five-part series on Feminist Economics by Jayati Ghosh – kudos to the video team!
- OECD’s helpful 2021 report “Private Philanthropy for Development (2nd Ed)” with interactive website. Only 4% of total philanthropic spending on education went to primary education ;(
- A new-ish paper by Das, Singh & Chang (2022) “Test scores and educational opportunities: Panel evidence from five low- and middle-income countries” is a sobering reminder of the primacy of family wealth and socioeconomic status: “A striking implication is that in every country, children from low SES backgrounds who are in the 80th percentile of test scores at age 12 have similar years of completed schooling at age 22 as children from high SES backgrounds who were at the 20th percentile of test scores.”
- IEA published a list of “Factsheets” for International Large Scale Assessments (ILSAs), for example TIMSS 2019.
- RTI (2021) Higher Grounds: Practical Guidelines for Forging Learning Pathways in Upper Primary Education
- Nice visualisation of Pakistan’s 2022 budget (GitHub)
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A few years ago you had access to the “failure rate ” of each subject but then you also the adjusted pass rate as each subject.
Do you still have access to that data on an annual basis?