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Analysis of 2012 and 2013 Core and Elective Mathematics WASSCE Results

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Detailed Analysis of the Results of Students Achievement on WASSCE Core and Elective Mathematics 2012 and 2013

Detailed Analysis of the Results of Students Achievement on WASSCE Core and Elective Mathematics 2012 and 2013

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  • 1. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA. ANALYSIS OF 2012 AND 2013 CORE AND ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS WASSCE RESULTS-Ghana By: Miracule D Gavor, Exec. Dir. Vedic Math Ghana. STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN 2012 ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS  A total of 60098 students registered for the 2012 May/June WASSCE Elective Mathematics examination, out of which 42472 were males and 17626 were females.  But in the end 59400 sat for the paper, out of this, 17458 were females and 41942 were males.  698 did not write the examination.  44619 students obtained credit and above grades (i.e. students who had C6 and above) which represents75.1% of the total score ,out of which 31292 which represents 52.7% were males and 13327 representing 22.4% were females.  10653 students passed the examination (i.e. students obtained D7 and E8), this represents 17.8% and out of which 2966 representing 5% were females and 7687 representing 12.8% were males.  4019 students failed (i.e. students who had F9) representing 6.7%, of which 1148 representing 4.8% were females and 2871 representing 1.9% were males. 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 50000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 MALE FEMALE TOTAL
  • 2. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA. STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION 2013 ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS  135404 students registered for the 2013 WASSCE Elective Mathematics examination out 94637 were males and 40767 were females.  But 133891 out of the students who registered for the examination did sit for the paper of which 94619 were males and 40423 females.  1513 did not write the exams  63105 students obtained grades A1 to C6 (i.e. credit and above grades) which represents 47.1%. Out of this, 44554 representing 33.3% were males and 18551 which is 13.8% were females.  40712 student obtained grades between D7 and E8 (i.e. pass grades) this represents 30.3% and out of this, 12478 which represents 9.3% were females and 28234 representing 21.0% were males.  30074 students failed the examination (i.e. students who had F9) representing 22.4% and out of which 9394 were females which represents 7% and 20680 representing 15.4% were males. COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE BETWEEN 2012 AND 2013 ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS 0 10000 20000 30000 40000 50000 60000 70000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 MALE FEMALE TOTAL
  • 3. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA.  Results from the 2012 WASSCE was fairly good with majority of the students passing the examination with just a few students failing.  Many students sat for the 2013 Elective Mathematics examination, none the less, the performance was poor as compared to the 2012 results.  Students who failed in the 2013 elective mathematics were greater than those who passed.  Performance on gender basis was almost similar as both males and females had similar passes and failures in the 2012 examination, but in the 2013 examination many female students failed with few passing while majority of their male counterpart passed with few failures.  In general the females did not perform well as compared to their male counterpart. STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN 2012 CORE MATHEMATICS  A total of 174,296 students registered for the 2012 May/June WASSCE Core Mathematics examination of which 95,094 were males and79,202 were females.  Out of this number only 173,499 actually sat for the examination of which 94616 were males whiles 7,8880 were females.  797 did no write the examination. 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 2012 2013 TOTAL
  • 4. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA.  86677 students obtained grades A1-C6 (i.e. credit and above grades) representing49.9% .Out of this, 51862 were males representing 29.9% while 34,815 were females representing 20.0%  A total of 54,175 students had aggregate D7-E8(i.e. pass grades)which represents 31.2%. Out of which 27,325 were males with a percentage of 15.7% while 26,850 were females representing 15.5% .  However,31,932 students had grade F9(i.e. fail) representing 18.4%. Out of this number,15,008 were males representing a percentage of 8.6% whiles 16924 students were females with a percentage of 9.8%. STUDENT’S PARTICIPATON IN 2013 CORE MATHEMATICS  A total of 405,356 students registered for the 2013 May/June WASSCE Core Mathematics examination which, 218,575 were males and 186,781 were females.  But out of this number 402,794 did write the examination of which 217,108 were males and 185,686 were females.  2562 did not write the examination. 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 2012 2013 TOTAL
  • 5. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA.  A total of 148,567 students had grades A1-C6 (i.e. credit and above grades) representing 36.8% out of which 87,217 were males, with a percentage of 21.6% and 61,350 were females with a percentage of 15.2%  141,057 students had grade D7-E8 (i.e. pass grades)representing a percentage of34.9%, with 74,421 being males representing 18.4% and 66,636 females with a percentage of 16.5%  113170 students had aggregate F9 (i.e. fail) representing 28%. Out of this number, 55,470 were males and 57,700 were females representing 13.7% and 14.3% respectively COMPARISON BETWEEN 2012 AND 2013 CORE MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE  The performance of students in the 2012 WASSCE Core Mathematics examination was poor since the total number of students who passed was fewer than those who failed.  2013 May/June WASSCE Core Mathematics examination also witnessed an abysmal performance similar to that of the 2012 examination.  Performance of female students were very poor as compared to that of their male counterparts  The turnout for the 2013 (402,794) was more than double that of 2012(173,499). 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 2012 2013 TOTAL
  • 6. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA. COMPARISON BETWEEN 2012 CORE AND ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE  60098 students registered for the Elective Mathematics examination but 59400 students sat for the exams which means 698 students did not take part in the exam while in Core Mathematics, 174296 registered but 173499 students sat for the exam. 797 students did not write the examination.  Number of students who wrote the Core Mathematics examination were more than twice the students who wrote the Elective Mathematics exam.  In Elective Mathematics 44619 students which represent 75.1% passed with grades between A1 to C6 (i.e. credit and above grades) whereas 86677 students representing 49.9% had same grades in the Core mathematics examination.  10653 students representing 17.8% had grades between D7 and E8 (i.e. pass grades) in Elective Mathematics while 54175 students representing 31.2% had similar grades in Core Mathematics.  4019 students representing 6.7% failed (i.e. F9) in Elective Mathematics whilst 31932 students representing 18.4% had same grades in Core Mathematics. 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 2012 2013 TOTAL
  • 7. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA. COMPARISON BETWEEN 2013 CORE AND ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE.  135404 students registered for the 2013 Elective mathematics examination but only 133891 students wrote the examination, this means 1513 students did not write the examination. In Core Mathematics, 405356 students registered for the examination out of which 402794 students sat for the exam.2562 students didn’t write the examination.  Similarly, students who sat for the Core Mathematics examination were more than twice the number of students who sat for the Elective Mathematics examination.  In Elective Mathematics 63105 students which represent 47.1% passed with grades between A1 to C6 (i.e. credit and above grades) whereas 148567 students representing 36.8% had same grades in the Core mathematics examination.  40712 students representing 30.3% had grades between D7 and E8 (i.e. pass grades) in Elective Mathematics while 141057 students representing 34.9% had similar grades in Core Mathematics.  30074 students representing 22.4% failed (i.e. F9) in Elective Mathematics whilst 113170 students representing 28% had same grades in Core Mathematics. 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 140000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 ELECTIVE MATH. CORE MATH. TOTAL
  • 8. SOURCE: WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL, GHANA. OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN CORE AND ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS.  Overall student performance in Elective Mathematics in 2012 was good since as much as 75.1% excelled in the exams, but in Core Mathematics as low as 49.9% excelled with the remaining students failing.  In 2013, there was a sharp decline in student’s performance. 47.1% excelled in Elective Mathematics as against 75.1% in 2012 while 36.8% excelled in Core Mathematics as against 49.9% in 2012.  Performance is Core Mathematics is very poor in 2012 and remained the same in 2013.  Elective Mathematics saw a decline from a better performance of 75.1% in 2012 to a very poor performance of 47.1% in 2013. 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 140000 A1 - C6 D7 - E8 F9 ELECTIVE MATH. CORE MATH. TOTAL

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