Chart of the week #6: What do Tanzanians think of changes to the form four grading system?

More data journalism from Raia Mwema newspaper this week, again on the front page and drawing as before on data from the Listening to Dar survey panel. This time, the topic is the changes to the grading system for form four exams (see here for details).

I’ve translated the charts here, including the odd design choices (beware of wedges that are not in the most logical order), and a scan of the original is pasted below:

from Raia Mwema newspaper, 9/4/14

from Raia Mwema newspaper, 9/4/14

from Raia Mwema newspaper, 9/4/14

from Raia Mwema newspaper, 9/4/14

Conclusions?

First, there is a clear majority (54% against 41%) that says the better performance in 2013 (under the new grading system) does not mean students have really done better.

And second, a similar majority (62% to 36%) says that the changes to the grading system will not improve the performance of students.