Address by the Chief Executive Officer of the HSRC, Prof Crain Soudien, at the Release of South African participation in TIMSS 2015
Published in 2016 by Human Sciences Research Council
Cycles: TIMSS 2015
South Africa has participated in a number of national, as well as cross-country comparative assessment studies to measure achievement in the key knowledge areas of language, mathematics and sciences. There have been five rounds of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), three rounds of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and three rounds of the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) Survey. South Africa first participated in the TIMSS in 1995 and subsequently in 1999, 2002, 2011 and 2015.