Annual National Assessments

 
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
By the time most learners in poor schools reach the end of grade 3, the chances of them achieving a good matric pass is unlikely. It’s the...
Teacher unions to block members invigilating assessments
Teacher unions to block members invigilating assessments
Teacher unions in the country have vowed that they would block their members from invigilating the Annual National Assessments (ANAs), until such a...
Sadtu: Boycott national assessments in schools
Sadtu: Boycott national assessments in schools
Teacher union Sadtu has resolved to instruct its 250 000 members to boycott invigilation of the 2015 Annual National Assessments (ANA) in...
Letters to the editor: April 30 to May 7 2015
Letters to the editor: April 30 to May 7 2015
You do not need to have been at a liberal or an Ivy League university to be able to assess the leadership potential of growing children (
Beware the tyrannies of the ANAs
Beware the tyrannies of the ANAs
COMMENT
Leaked report reveals rampant cronyism in teacher hiring
Leaked report reveals rampant cronyism in teacher hiring
A report the basic education department has not made public shows rampant cronyism, union meddling and teacher appointments that ignore policy....
Assessment results don't add up
Assessment results don't add up
Last week, the minister of basic education announced the results of the Annual National Assessments (ANAs) for 2014. The ANAs test all children in...
Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014
Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014
The average performance of grade nine pupils in maths has dropped again – to 10.8%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on...
The flaws of national assessments
The flaws of national assessments
COMMENT
Don't be afraid of assessments at school
Don't be afraid of assessments at school
The Annual National Assessments (ANA), when all schools in the country conduct the same grade-specific language and mathematics tests for grades...
No ANA 'mess': they're a success
No ANA 'mess': they're a success
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Assessment results don't make sense
Assessment results don't make sense
I have a love-hate relationship with the yearly publication of the national assessment results.

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