The impact of the introduction of grade r on learning outcomes

Author(s): Servaas van der Berg Debra Shepherd Chris van Wyk , Elizabeth Girdwood, John Kruger, Janeli Viljoen, Olivia Ezeobi, Poppie Ntaka

In December 2012 the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) commissioned an Impact Evaluation of the Grade R programme. Through combining various data sources it was possible to create a very large dataset of 18102 schools, which allowed precise measurement of the impact of Grade R on test performance in mathematics and home language for Grades 1 to 6.

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