1995 Sample*
114 schools
4 491 learners
Average age 15.4 years
Grade 8 tested

Indicator Mathematics Science
Average achievement (standard error) 267 (6.7) 260 (7.6)
International benchmarks **
% Learners below 396 86 85
3% Learners at or above 396 14 16
% Learners at or above 479 7 7
% Learners at or above 555 2 3
% Learners at or above 616 0 1
Average achievement by test language (standard error)
Always/almost always spoken 370 (11.7) 368 (14.9)
Sometimes spoken 259 (4.7) 222 (5.8)
Never spoken 224 (9.3) 177 (5.4)
*There is limited data available for this round of   TIMSS
**Figures have been taken from the international TIMSS report