A study by researchers from Stellenbosch University has found that the number of pupils repeating Grades 10 and 11 dropped dramatically in 2020.
The number of pupils repeating Grades 10 and 11 dropped dramatically in 2020 after tests at school were “relaxed” to compensate for learning losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is one of the findings of a study by a team of researchers from Stellenbosch University released in December 2023.
Titled “What rich new education data can tell us”, the report stated that the “leniency” in assessments improved school-based assessment (SBA) marks and “led to more learners advancing to higher grades and a significant reduction in school dropout rates”.
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