The South African Department of Basic Education (DBE) recently released Circular S17 of 2021. This circular addresses the weighting of school based-assessments versus examinations during the COVID recovery period, as well as the replacement of a full-scale examination in Grade 10 and 11 with a controlled test.
However, the DBE has confirmed that, as regards independent schools, Circular S17 merely serves as a guideline for the suggested weighting of SBAs and year-end examinations, and the option to replace year-end examinations with controlled tests.
The ISASA legal and policy department has prepared an explanatory memorandum for members, which is available below:
Assessment and Weighting 2021
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