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Children’s ability to read for meaning

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study provides comparative data on student learning in reading. It is conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. It has assessed reading comprehension in over 60 countries since 2001.
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School attendance data from Statistics South Africa

Statistics South Africa's household surveys measure a number of indicators and the coverage and quality of service delivery.
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School participation, progress and completion

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics’ database provides globally comparable data on education. Data for South Africa on school attendance includes participation, progress and completion rates.
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UNESCO data on out-of-school rates

UNESCO data on global out-of-school rates. An interactive map lets users drill down for South African data.
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Directory of South African schools

A resource directory of South African schools with information by province, school listing, school services, phase and specialisation. Schools can also be selected by province.
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South African education spending in 2017/18

A UNICEF report on South African education budget trends in 2017/18. It includes composition of spending, decentralisation and the equity of spending.
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UNESCO data on South African school standards

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics database provides information on compulsory education requirements in South Africa and official school ages by level of education.