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Published in 2011

Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Zambia
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the nine provinces in Zambia by seeking answers to the following specific questions.
Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Zanzibar
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the five regions in Zanzibar by seeking answers to the following specific questions.
Trends in the Magnitude and Direction of Gender Differences in Learning Outcomes
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Using data of the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ), gender differences in reading and mathematics in 15 SACMEQ school systems have been analysed. Results revealed that at the Grade 6 level, reading achievement was mostly in favour of girls while the mathematics achievement was mostly in favour of boys in 2007. While gender equality in Grade 6 participation has improved in many SACMEQ school systems, the size and the direction of gender differences in learning achievement have been very stable from 2000 to 2007, no matter who (boys or girls) performed better. Separate analyses by school location and socioeconomic status (SES) show that in rural schools and among lower SES groups across SACMEQ school systems, gender differences in both reading and mathematics have become slightly larger in 2007 than in 2000. There was a slight improvement in gender equality in achievement in reading and mathematics in urban schools, and a reasonable improvement in higher SES groups. These findings have led to the hypothesis that previous gender-related interventions have neglected the important quality aspect that may influence learning achievement, especially in rural schools and among lower socio-economic groups.
Achievement Lesotho
Published Monday, August 1, 2011
This policy brief provides information about levels and trends in the reading and mathematics achievements of Standard 6 pupils in Lesotho. The results are drawn from two large-scale, cross-national research studies of the quality of education conducted by the fifteen school systems involved in the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ).
Achievement Seychelles
Published Monday, August 1, 2011
The publication of the results of SACMEQ II for Seychelles in 2005 generated high level discussions amongst planners and practitioners at the Ministry of Education. Some of the major policy concerns then were related to the practice of streaming in primary schools, the status of mathematics education, literacy and numeracy in the early years and the development of a policy framework on assessment (Leste et al, 2005).
Achievement Zanzibar
Published Monday, August 1, 2011
In 1995, the Zanzibar Ministry of Education decided to participate in SACMEQ’s foundation research programme, the SACMEQ I Project, so that it would be possible to establish benchmarks for the conditions of schooling and the quality of education in primary schools.
Achievement Botswana
Published Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This policy brief provides information about levels and trends in the reading and mathematics achievements of Standard 6 pupils in Botswana. The results are drawn from two large-scale, cross-national research studies of the quality of education conducted by the fifteen school systems involved in the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ).
Achievement Kenya
Published Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This policy brief provides information about levels and trends in the reading and mathematics achievement of Standard 6 pupils in Kenya. The results are derived from two large-scale, cross-national research studies of the quality of education that were conducted by the fifteen school systems involved in the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ).
Achievement South Africa
Published Wednesday, June 1, 2011
South Africa participated in SACMEQ II in 2000 and in SACMEQ III in 2007. The achievement results showed that while South African learners had slightly improved their performance across the two SACMEQ studies (by 3 points in reading and 9 points in mathematics), they were still underperforming in both reading and mathematics compared to the SACMEQ average. Using the results learners achieved in internationally benchmarked tests crafted by SACMEQ, credible standpoints are made on learner achievement levels.
Achievement Zimbabwe
Published Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Zimbabwe participated in the first SACMEQ I Project during 1995-1998. Data for the SACMEQ I Project were collected from 2 697 Grade 6 pupils and 376 teachers in 150 schools in Zimbabwe. The data collected for the SACMEQ I Project included a pupils’ assessment in reading comprehension. However, Zimbabwe did not participate in the SACMEQ II Project (2000-2004) due to logistical and financial constraints.

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