Data analysis

Typically, SACMEQ results present estimates about the Grade 6 pupil as the unit of analysis. Other results regarding the school, school heads, teachers, etc. are generated from analyses based on pupils 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.
Secondary analysis

For secondary analyses, SACMEQ data are available to the public on request online.

Format(s) of data files
Item release policy

SACMEQ items are confidential and protected.