Highlights documents

Grade 5
Icon of TIMSS 2015 Highlights of Mathematics Achievement amongst Grade 5 South African Learners TIMSS 2015 Highlights of Mathematics Achievement amongst Grade 5 South African Learners (758.9 KiB)

 

Grade 9
Icon of TIMSS 2015 Highlights of Mathematics and Science Achievement of Grade 9 South African Learners TIMSS 2015 Highlights of Mathematics and Science Achievement of Grade 9 South African Learners (769.8 KiB)

 

Release presentation 29 November 2016

Icon of TIMSS 2015 Grade 9 and Grade 5 Performance TIMSS 2015 Grade 9 and Grade 5 Performance (1.2 MiB)

 

Speeches

Icon of Address by Professor Crain Soudien, CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council Address by Professor Crain Soudien, CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council (154.1 KiB)

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s media statement in response to TIMSS 2015 Results

 

Links to international results

TIMSS 2015 Mathematics Achievement

TIMSS 2015 Science Achievement 

 

TIMSS 2015 International database

The TIMSS 2015 international database is available to all individuals interested in the data collected and analysed as part of TIMSS 2015. The data can be analysed using the downloadable IEA IDB Analyzer, an application developed by the IEA Data Processing and Research Center to facilitate the analysis of the TIMSS data. The database provides user guides, TIMSS item information, codebooks and almanacs, as well as curriculum data and Test Curriculum Matching Analysis data. The South African datasets can be downloaded in SAS or SPSS format, and are located in the zip folders ending in QAT-ZAF. The country code for South Africa is ZAF.

Direct links to datasets:

Grade 9 Mathematics and Science dataset in SPSS format

Grade 5 Numeracy dataset in SPSS format

 

TIMSS 2015 in the news

South Africa: HSRC to release 2015 Trends in International Maths, Science Study

Pupils’ scores show change is possible 

EDITORIAL: Schools do not make the grade

SA battles in schools test

Minister welcomes improvements in TIMSS study

Motshekga spins nation’s junk status in maths and science 

SA pupils among lowest 5 in the world in maths, science

South African learners getting better at maths and science, but still among worst in world 

Millions spent but kids still struggle in key subjects

Icon of School Bullying Impacts On Maths And Science Results School Bullying Impacts On Maths And Science Results (497.3 KiB)

Promoting children who fail maths not the issue, but rather why they are failing: unions 

Icon of Study Reveals SA's Maths, Science Woes Study Reveals SA's Maths, Science Woes (213.0 KiB)

Drop in grade 9 maths whizzes could affect SA’s future 

Home is where the learning is

Improved education performance big step towards Vision 2030

South Africa: Improved Education Performance Big Step Towards Vision 2030

Class of 2016’s mixed bag of results 

 

Interviews

Morning Live interview with Dr Vijay Reddy

Cape Talk interview with Dr Vijay Reddy

 

TIMSS SA Spotlight

Icon of TIMSS SA Spotlight On Early Learning TIMSS SA Spotlight On Early Learning (4.2 MiB)