The stand-off between the Department of Education and teacher unions on the ANAs raises concerns of how the assessments will be administered.
702 callers shared their thoughts regarding the stand-off between the Department of Education and teacher unions on the administration of the annual national assessments.
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The biggest challenge facing this country is the lack of adequate time to ever do anything meaningful in the classroom.— Leo, 702 caller from Tembisa
Professor of Education at Wits, Mary Metcalfe, spoke to 702's Xolani Gwala to offer some perspective on the value of the ANAs to the learners, schools and the education department.
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...the ANAs are not an assessment of an individual learner in the way that the normal tests that this learner has described are carried out,— Mary Metcalfe, professor of Education at Wits