Research and Evaluation Reports

High School Learner Support

The Zenex Foundation has commissioned a number of research and evaluation studies since its inception in 1995, and from which the Foundation draws lessons that inform programme development, policy and practice.

The most recent research and evaluation reports are clustered under five categories, with a brief summary of each report available for download once you click through to a specific category below. The categories are:

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This evaluation report examines the effectiveness of the Inkanyezi Project, a Zenex Foundation funded initiative that enabled selected Black learners to attend public schools with a history of providing quality Mathematics and Science education.

Conducted by Quality Projects in Education and Schaffer & Associates from 2009 to 2016, the evaluation investigated, inter alia, whether the performance of the participating learners improved in Mathematics and Science, and what lessons could be learned in terms of expanding the project to more schools, and advancing Mathematics and Science teaching and learning in schools. The report contains a number of findings around mentorship, learner selection, project management and other elements of the project.

This evaluation report examines the effectiveness of Zenex-ISASA Mathematics & English Programme that enabled selected Black learners to attend independent schools with a history of providing quality Mathematics and Science education.

Conducted by Quality Projects in Education, the evaluation investigated, inter alia, whether the performance of the participating learners improved in Mathematics and Science, and what lessons could be learned in terms of advancing Mathematics and Science teaching and learning in schools. The report contains a number of findings around mentorship, learner selection and other elements of the project.

The evaluation was of a bridging programme offered to learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who wanted to improve the quality of their Grade 12 Mathematics and Science results. The bridging programme was presented through a College funded by a JSE-listed technology and engineering company.

In 2007, the Zenex Foundation launched an initiative to impact school improvement. The project was rolled out from 2007 – 2009, and a revised project rolled out from 2010 – 2011. The main goal of the initiative was defined as increasing learner success, particularly in English, Mathematics and Science, supporting school management and improving the quality of classroom teaching. The evaluation report documents and discusses the final outcomes of the project. Given the constraints in the design as well as methodology and logistics, the evaluation study is best described as an outcome evaluation study and not an impact evaluation study.