Dec 2018
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Vegas, Emiliana; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
Esta nota presenta los resultados de la evaluación PISA, que incluye los resultados del estudio PISA-D y PISA-2015. Los resultados PISA-D refuerzan el retrato generalizado de bajos desempeños,…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Castro, Eleno
El Salvador has made significant advances in education in the last decade, with more and more children going to school. But many drop out young, and those who stay in school often receive an…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment in which children were randomly assigned to classrooms within schools for…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Inequity by income level, geographic area, and institution type, school absenteeism, and the lack of educational materials and high-quality professional development for teachers are some of the…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Las inequidades por niveles de ingreso, zona y tipo de institución, el ausentismo escolar, y la falta de materiales educativos y el desarrollo profesional docente de alta calidad son algunos de los…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Girls attend and finish school at the same rate or higher than boys. Nevertheless, boys continue to outperform girls on standardized learning assessments and continue to benefit most from labor…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Las mujeres asisten y finalizan la escuela tanto o más que los hombres. Sin embargo, siguen siendo los hombres quienes se desempeñan major que las mujeres en pruebas estandarizadas y se benefician…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
The defining educational achievement of countries in the region over the course of the last decade has been to improve access. The current challenge: improving quality equitably.
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
El principal logro educativo de los países de la región en la última década ha sido alcanzar un alto nivel de cobertura. El desafío actual: incrementar la calidad garantizando la equidad.
Nov 2017
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Improving students' social skills is a critical challenge for the region. Schools and families play a critical role in developing these skills by providing opportunities for students to work…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Mejorar las habilidades sociales es un desafío crucial. Las escuelas y las familias juegan un papel fundamental en el desarrollo de estas habilidades al proporcionar oportunidades para que los…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Hincapie, Diana; Martinez, Valentina
Colombia mejoró significativamente su desempeño en las 3 materias evaluadas y está dentro de los 10países con mejor ritmo de mejora. Sin embargo, alrededor de la mitad de los estudiantes no cuentan…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Schady, Norbert; Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment. We find steep socioeconomic gradients and a substantial boy-girl gap in…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Dormal, Marta; Schady, Norbert
Development in early childhood predicts schooling and labor market outcomes in adulthood. In this paper we use a fixed effects identification strategy to assess how differences in the quality of…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Dormal, Marta; Schady, Norbert
El desarrollo en la primera infancia predice lo que serán los resultados en la escolaridad y el mercado laboral en la edad adulta. En este documento usamos una estrategia de identificación de efectos…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Bosch, Mariano; Schady, Norbert
Many poor households in developing countries are liquidity-constrained. As a result, they may under-invest in the human capital of their children. We provide new evidence on the long-term (10-year)…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine; Zarate-Barrera, Tatiana
This technical note standardizes and merges, at the individual level, several cohorts of academic evaluations undertaken during primary and secondary school in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, it…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
PISA is the principal international test that currently exists to measure and compare knowledge and skills of young people in the education system. In the 2015 edition, 72 countries and economies…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
El Programa para la Evaluación Internacional de los Alumnos, o PISA por sus siglas en inglés, evalúa cada tres años lo que los estudiantes de 15 años saben y pueden hacer en ciencia, lectura y…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Latin America and the Caribbean were again positioned at the bottom of the international ranking on education quality. However, greater inclusion and the commitment of countries to improving learning…