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TARMII-fp: A teaching tool for enhancing literacy assessment (TTTELA) 2014: Grade 3 Pre-test - Four provinces in South Africa

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Frempong, George
  • Reddy, Vijiyaluxmi
  • Thaba, Pontsho Wiseman
  • Winnaar, Lolita Desiree
  • Moodley, Meganathan
  • Nunes, Kholofelo Charlotte
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2016-10-03
Embargo End Date
2016-10-03
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • ELMA Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT; LITERACY DEVELOPMENT; PRE TEST; TARMIIFP; TECHNOLOGY
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: Grade 3 learners responses to tests to assess their literacy level - pre-test. This data set contains 11 variables and 2853 cases.

    Abstract: The project involved the development of assessment software referred to as TARMIIfp to help foundation phase teachers in South Africa improve their teaching. The study asked the question 'to what extent do teachers' use the software to improve their learners literacy development? The research design involved selecting 20 experimental and 20 control schools within a district in four provinces (Limpopo, Free State, North West and Mpumalanga) in South Africa. Each of the experimental schools was given a computer installed with the software. Data were collected on learners literacy achievement levels at the beginning and at the end of the 2014 academic year from a random sample of 20 learners from each of the three foundation phase grades (grades1, 2 and 3 in the selected schools). The study also collected additional data during the post-test assessment on school poverty quintile, gender of learners and in grade 3, variables describing the socioeconomic background of learners.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2014 / 2014
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
Primary schools in a selected school district from the following provinces: North West, Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. All learners in grades 1 to 3. One teacher per grade in the sampled schools.
Sampling
The study involved experimental and control groups. Within each of the four participating districts, 20 experimental schools and 20 control schools were selected. Within each of the selected schools three teachers from grade 1, 2 and 3 were selected by the school to participate in the study. Within each of the three grades (grades 1, 2 and 3) in a school, a random sample of 20 learners participated in the pre and post test on literacy. The following was the response rate for the Grade 3 pre-test evaluation: Expected sample of learners = 3200 Realised sample of learners = 2853 Response rate = 89 percent
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel: Interval
    Longitudinal: Panel: Interval
Collection Mode
  • Educational measurements
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Self-completion
Availability
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2019-12-10 | Issue Number: 1072 | Registration Date: 2016-10-13

Frempong, George; Reddy, Vijiyaluxmi; Thaba, Pontsho Wiseman; Winnaar, Lolita Desiree; Moodley, Meganathan et. al. (2016): TARMII-fp: A teaching tool for enhancing literacy assessment (TTTELA) 2014: Grade 3 Pre-test - Four provinces in South Africa. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1437377573