SACMEQ Indicators

SACMEQ III Reading and Math Achievement scores for Zambia

  Pupil performance 
Region Reading Mathematics
  Mean SE Mean SE
Central 448 15.7 440 11.9
Copperbelt 437 6.49 441 4.9
Eastern 435 9.13 437 7
Luapulu 423 6.8 437 5.27
Lusaka 458 11 454 6.56
Northern 434 9.74 428 6.3
North Western 417 5.83 424 5.29
Southern 414 7.04 417 5.25
Western 434 11.2 433 7.46
ZAMBIA 434 3.37 435 2.45
  Pupil performance 
  Reading Mathematics
Sub-groups Mean SE Mean SE
Pupil gender        
Boys 437 3.44 441 2.93
Girls 432 4.08 429 2.85
         
School location
Rural 424 3.45 429 2.68
Urban 454 6.27 447 4.24
         
Socioeconomic level
Low SES (Bottom 25%) 419 3.93 425 3.7
High SES (Top 25%) 483 8.39 463 6.12
ZAMBIA 434 3.37 435 2.45

SACMEQ I Reading scores for Zambia

  PUPIL PERFORMANCE ON ALL ITEMS
  SACMEQ I
  READING
REGION MEAN SE
COPPERBELT 481.4 7.72
CENTRAL 462.6 5.88
LUSAKA 484.2 5.03
SOUTHERN 462.7 7.90
LUAPULA 491.8 17.07
NORTHERN 477.0 8.98
EASTERN 477.3 8.53
NORTH WESTERN 484.5 22.83
WESTERN 491.8 11.22
ZAMBIA 477.5 3.09
 
  SACMEQ I
SUB-GROUPS READING
  MEAN SE
GENDER    
BOYS 479.8 3.54
GIRLS 474.7 3.59
 
SOCIO-
ECONOMIC LEVEL
   
LOW SES 476.5 4.29
HIGH SES 486.8 3.98
 
SCHOOL LOCATION    
ISOLATED/RURAL 473.8 4.83
SMALL TOWN 468.9 9.34
LARGE CITY 486.4 6.58
ZAMBIA 477.5 3.09

 

SACMEQ II Reading and Math scores for Zambia

  PUPIL PERFORMANCE ON ALL ITEMS
  SACMEQ II
  READING MATHEMATICS
REGION MEAN SE MEAN SE
COPPERBELT 469.3 13.03 446.9 10.83
CENTRAL 427.0 8.99 432.8 5.54
LUSAKA 464.8 9.42 443.4 7.14
SOUTHERN 438.3 9.61 435.9 6.39
LUAPULA 416.6 8.23 420.3 9.77
NORTHERN 422.8 26.55 426.5 19.55
EASTERN 420.1 8.13 432.6 6.91
NORTH WESTERN 400.3 9.59 411.2 8.17
WESTERN 430.2 9.76 437.2 9.65
ZAMBIA 440.1 4.47 435.2 3.54
 
  SACMEQ II
SUB-GROUPS READING MATHEMATICS
  MEAN SE MEAN SE
GENDER        
BOYS 439.8 4.96 440.2 4.21
GIRLS 440.7 4.69 430.0 3.49
 
SOCIO-
ECONOMIC LEVEL
       
LOW SES 423.6 6.91 425.5 4.51
HIGH SES 456.5 5.93 444.8 4.80
 
SCHOOL LOCATION        
ISOLATED/RURAL 410.6 3.42 418.3 2.84
SMALL TOWN 444.9 6.22 439.2 4.26
LARGE CITY 480.5 8.51 456.7 7.29
ZAMBIA 440.1 4.47 435.2 3.54