Maths assessment results dismal: report

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Teacher unions in KwaZulu-Natal have become so powerful that theyve not only been stifling the authority of school principals, but have been controlling the education system, a new study has found.

Johannesburg - Ninety-six percent of Grade Nines in the country achieved 50 percent or less in a national mathematics benchmarking test, the City Press reported.

In 2411 schools, all Grade Nines scored between zero and 30 percent for mathematics in the annual national assessment written by pupils in Grades One to Six, and Grade Nine last year.

A total of 2805 schools countrywide were tested.

The assessment results revealed that two-thirds of Grade Six pupils and just over 40 percent of Grade Threes got 50 percent or less for mathematics.

Grade Six pupils in 429 schools across the country scored between zero and 30 percent for mathematics, while in 59 schools the same was true of Grade Three children.

Limpopo fared the worst in the assessment, followed by rural parts of Mpumulanga, the Northern Cape, and the Eastern Cape.

The annual national assessments for 2014 were written last month. The results were expected to be released in December.

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