25 years of TIMSS in South Africa: Improved achievements but pace of improvement is slowing
Volume 19 Number 2
Over the past decades, South African learners have made strides in improving their educational achievement in mathematics and science. However, the rate of this improvement has shown signs of slowing and there is much work to do, especially after the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Vijay Reddy looks at the history
of South Africa’s participation in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and how the country has fared.