A New Model for Systemic Evaluation of the South African Education System
Systemic Evaluation refers to the determination of the extent to which the education system achieves set social, economic and transformational goals, through the measurement of learner performance. At the same time, it also considers the context in which teaching and learning occur.
The implementation of a new Systemic Evaluation model to replace the Annual National Assessment (ANA) has been approved after consultation with teacher unions. The Department of Basic Education will run a pilot in October 2018 with a sample of 10 schools. The intention is that, following the pilot programme, the new Systemic Evaluation model will be implemented in 2019.
The new Systemic Evaluation model builds on lessons learned from the Systemic Evaluation model which was implemented in 2003 with the introduction of the ANA.
The memo below contains more information on the new Systemic Evaluation model.