Mr Last Sinandawa represented the University of Pretoria (UP) at the Stellenbosch quantitative data analysis meeting, hosted by the Research on Socio-Economic Policy (RESEP) centre. Mr Sinandawa is a master’s student in Assessment and Quality Assurance (AQA) in the department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMTE). The workshops were held in November 2019 and aimed to equip educational researchers and policymakers with quantitative data analysis techniques. The goal was to promote and expand on the use of quantitative research to inform data-driven policy decisions in education. The presenters were Dr Nicholas Spaull, Professor Servaas Van Der Berg and Dr Linda Zuze, all from RESEP at Stellenbosch University.