The positive outcome of measurements between a pre-test administered at the beginning of the 2nd term and a post-test at the end of the 2nd term of this ORT SA Bidcorp maths programme in Ivory Park, north of Johannesburg, leaves no doubt that the year-end results are going to show a significant increase in both the average mark and % pass.
The programme commenced in 2017 and now supports 17 Grade 9 Mathematics teachers as well as 180 learners through an extra- tuition programme called the Learner Enhancement Programme (LEP).
The LEP component aims to provide support to selected Grade 9 learners, empowering them with mathematical skills that will enable them to maximise performance in mathematics.The learner intervention is focused on developing learners so that ultimately doors will open for tertiary qualifications for them in STEM fields.
The teacher development component seeks to improve mathematics outcomes in project schools, by improving curriculum delivery in the classroom. To achieve this, teachers attend preparatory workshop sessions where they interrogate curriculum content prescribed for the next period. To ensure effective implementation, they are also visited in the classroom for coaching and mentoring by ORT’s Mathematics experts.
With the continued support from the corporate, the project aspires to produce quality results at matric in 2021 which will pave the way for successful career paths for these young people.
ORT SA: Educating for Life, Making People Employable.