n South African Journal of Education - Educators' conceptions and practice of classroom assessment in post-apartheid South Africa

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



The changes in post-apartheid South Africa have been accompanied by considerable changes in the education system. The most notable include desegregation of schools, development of a National Qualifications Framework, adoption of new language policies for education, and introduction of outcomes-based curricula. However entrenched assessment practices appear to be hampering the efforts to transform school education. An analysis of the assessment practices of three Grade 4 educators in multilingual classrooms revealed that the educators were unable or unwilling to adapt their assessment practices to the changing demands of South African school education.

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