2015 Grade 5 sample      
297 schools      
10 932 learners      
       
  No-fee schools Fee-paying schools Independent schools 
Learner achievement      
Average mathematics score (SE) 344 (3.4)  445 (7.7)  506 (11.9)
% of learners achieving at or above 400 25 67  84
Age      
Average age of learners (years) 11.5  11.4 11.3
Home resources      
% of learners with basic home resources:      
Electricity 78 93 94
Running tap water 59 76 83
Water-flush toilets  41 87 89
% of learners with pedagogical resources:      
Computer (own) 27 39 56
Internet connection 28 51 67
% with more than 25 books at home 37 62 84
% of learners with more educated parents:      
Maternal education above Grade 12 37 62 84
Parent whose highest occupation is professional 11 31 55
Language       
% of learners who always or almost always spoke the test
language at home
20 54 55
School physical resources      
% of learners not affected by resource shortage 3 6 35
% of learners with access to a workbook (own or shared) 95 96 87
% of schools with no computers 68 28 36
% learners in schools which provide free lunch 89 56 20
% learners in schools which have a place to do schoolwork
before or after school
52 48 82
% learners in schools which have a library 25 80 81
School environment and climate      
Educators arriving late not a problem 51 52 70
Educator absenteeism not a problem 38 43 71
Learners arriving late not a problem 24 29 56
Learner absenteeism not a problem 17 26 57
% learners attending schools that placed high/very high
emphasis on academic success
7 4 31