Western Cape Department of Education and HSRC release province’s performance in TIMSS 2019 Study
Pretoria, Friday 11 December 2020
The Western Cape province, in addition to being part of the national sample, participated as a self-standing entity called a “benchmarking participant” in TIMSS 2019. This provides Western Cape an opportunity to assess the comparative international standing of their learners’ achievement. “It is brave for the province to expose its educational outcomes to international scrutiny” says Dr Vijay Reddy, Principal Investigator of TIMSS 2019 and Distinguished Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council. Reddy adds that the results from the Western Cape TIMSS provides a more precise estimate of achievement scores and an opportunity for a more textured analysis of the teaching and learning in the province.