Report on the Annual Na/onal Assessments (ANAs) of 2011 Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) Educa/on Moving Up Cc.
Average % scores a0er re-‐marking 45 Eastern Cape 40 Free State Gauteng 35 KwaZulu Natal Average Percentage Limpopo 30 Mpumalanga Norther Cape 25 North West 20 Western Cape South Africa 15 Gr 3 Literacy Gr 3 Numeracy Gr 6 Languages Gr 6 Mathema/cs
The following four tables indicate what percentage of schools fall into two categories, using marks obtained from the re-‐marking process. • The ﬁrst category is clearly struggling schools, deﬁned here as schools where 95% or more of the learners performed at the ‘not achieved’ level (Level 1). See the ‘!!’ symbol in the tables. • The second category is schools showing promise, deﬁned here as schools where at least half (50%) of learners achieved at levels 3 or 4, in other words at least the ‘achieved’ level. See the ‘✓✓’ symbol in the tables. [p.32]
Conclusion • Is is scary that not a single province average was beyond 50%; • ANAs is good for yearly progress, but school principals have these data every week, or at least every month, at their disposal to track the development of the learners and the produc/vity of the teachers; • We urgently need to capacitate principals to be aware of the data available for their use, and not the current interpreta/on that it is only for the use of others; • DATA DRIVEN DECISION-‐MAKING is at the heart of the conversa/on.