SACMEQ IV Study Data

Data analysis

Typically, SACMEQ results present estimates based on the grade 6 pupil as the unit of analysis. Other results regarding the school, school heads, teachers, etc. are generated from these pupil-based analyses as well. Results concerning pupils are usually disaggregated by region, gender, location, and socio-economic status.

Since many professionals analyze SACMEQ data for different purposes, the specific choice of analytic approach depends on the interest of the individual researcher; among the techniques used are:

  • Multivariate analysis methods satisfying multilevel models
  • Regression methods
  • Decomposition of variances through correlation analysis, etc.
  • Other relevant secondary analyses by interested parties
Types of data files
  • Individual merged country data
  • Merged international data
  • Appendix of the SACMEQ IV international report
Format(s) of data files
Item release policy

SACMEQ items are confidential and protected. For secondary analyses, SACMEQ data are available to the public upon request online.