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2016-04-28
Newsletter 42 ICT


I recently did a focus group research study (issuing questionnaires) with teachers and departmental officials - this is the result.

No of Schools: Hanover Park (1), Mitchells Plain (2), Atlantis (2), Wynberg (1), Mfuleni (1), Phillippi (1).

No of School Districts: MNED, MEED, MSED, MCED

No of Questionnaires:

SMT:                4/5/5/3/2/6/4=29

Teachers:        1/0/0/2/3/1/4=11

Officials:          2

Responses: 42

STATEMENT

STRONGLY AGREE

NEUTRAL

STRONGLY DISAGREE

  1. School Self Evaluation (SSE) – WSE

 

 

 

  1. School has managed to complete the annual SSE?

30

9

1

  1. School has managed to complete an annual SIP?

34

5

1

  1. All school role-players have participated in the process?

32

8

1

  1. The SSE is evidence-based?

29

10

1

  1. The SIP is evidence-based?

30

9

1

  1. Has the school managed to send the PRESCRIBED questionnaire along the 9 focus areas to ALL role-players?

17

18

5

  1. Teachers have completed a SSE SWOT analysis?

17

19

4

  1. The school has set performance targets for the SIP?

33

7

1

  1. These targets are evidence-based?

30

7

2

  1. “The new software” may need a data administrator – Does the school have an admin person to capture data (2-3 days at the most)?

24

11

5

  1. The software will innovatively compute and analyze all data – will the school buy this software?

10

21

8

  1. Or must the software be free?

30

9

1

  1. Do you think that advertising and can offset the cost of free software?

29

11

 

  1. The school will require a SSE analytical report

34

6

 

  1. Does your school have internet connection?

38

 

2

  1. Do teachers at your school have access to the internet?

36

1

3

 

 

 

 

  1. Curriculum(CAPS) Software

 

 

 

  1. Has CAPS made curriculum implementation easier?

(General opinion)

18

15

7

  1. Has CAPS made curriculum management easier?
  2.  

20

13

7

  1. Has CAPS made curriculum administration easier?

(Recording and accountability)

18

14

8

  1. The HoD finds it easy to monitor curriculum implementation? (pacing & sequencing)

19

14

7

  1. The HoD sets standards for each assessment test?

24

12

4

  1. Teacher does an item-error analysis of assessment tests?

25

11

4

  1. Teacher does an evaluation of learner performance after assessment test?

28

12

 

  1. Teacher uses the assessment test analysis for remediation?

29

8

2

  1. “The software” will create evidence-based knowledge – will the school buy the software?

19

18

2

  1. Or must the software be free?

32

7

 

  1. Do you think advertising can set off the costs of free software?

31

9

 

  1. Must teachers be incentivized to make use of free software?

29

7

4

  1. An analytical school report on performance of SBA (tests) is required?

33

6

1

  1. An analytical school report on CAPS compliance is required?

33

5

2

  1. An analytical school report on standards of assessments is required?

34

4

2

  1. An analytical school report on learner remediation is required?

34

4

2