TIMSS 2019 provincial results show that WC education continues to improve
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has presented the detailed Western Cape results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019. Earlier this week, our province was revealed to have achieved the highest scores in the country for both Mathematics and Science when the national results were presented earlier this week.
149 schools, 149 principals, 162 science teachers, 170 mathematics teachers and 5 350 learners from our province participated in the 2019 round of the study. This increased sample allows the Western Cape to be considered a ‘benchmarking participant’ on the international ranking, comparing our performance to the rest of the world. It also means the results are more precise, with a lower standard error.