Boksburg High School, JHB
Boksburg High is a school after the heart of any IT professional. With integrated IT and curriculum lessons, the school boasts an impressive infrastructure of 6 computer centres. The school has been using XT since 2009 and we asked them for a testimonial. This is what Lisa Muller, HOD of e-Learning at the school has to say …
Our school acquired XT in May 2009. We have used it to test the Literacy and Numeracy levels of the grade 7 learners that have made application at our school for 2010 and 2011. The learners’ results will be used to stream them in Grade 8 in order to facilitate more effectivre teaching methods. On one specific day, we were able to assess over 300 entrance tests and rank results thanks the immediate marking features of XT.
We have also used XT to assess the literate contextual question of our exams, and this has allowed our English techers more time to mark the essay section.
XT is being used in consolidation exercises. Once a section of work has been completed, the learners do a revision exercise in XT. This allows them to obtain immediate feedback on how well they have grasped the concepts we’ve taught to them.
Our school sees value in XT as a time-saving tool. XT would be a good tool for any school as it is versatile and can be used for all school-assessed subjects. It will give teachers more time for better, intensive teaching instead of intensive marking.
XT has been favourably received by our staff as it is easy to use and provides learning outcomes at the click of a button.
We have found the support from the EvaluNet team to be outstanding. They are prepared to help teachers and the training we received was excellent.
We have no hesitation in recommending XT.