Aug 2020
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Cristia, Julian P.; Cueto, Santiago
The early twenty-first century has witnessed an explosion of technological changes that have revolutionized the way we travel, shop, interact and play. Technology can also transform education by…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Cristia, Julian P.; Cueto, Santiago
El comienzo del siglo XXI ha sido testigo de una explosión de cambios tecnológicos que han revolucionado la forma en que viajamos, compramos, interactuamos y jugamos. La tecnología también puede…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
The Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, evaluates what 15-year-old students know and can do in science, reading, and math. In the 2018 round, 79 countries and economies…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Viteri, Adriana; 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…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing body of evidence suggests that people exhibit large biases when processing information about themselves, but less is known about the underlying inference process. This paper studies belief…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Gallegos, Sebastián
This paper examines the effects of skill advantages at age six on different types of parental investments, and long-run outcomes up to age 27. We exploit exogenous variation in skills due to school…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Ramírez, María José; Viteri, Adriana
El informe analiza las trayectorias educativas de los niños y jóvenes en los 10 países de mesoamérica, desde que ingresan al preescolar hasta que terminan la secundaria. Los resultados muestran que,…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Álvarez Marinelli, Horacio; Berlinski, Samuel; Busso, Matías
This paper assesses the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at improving the reading skills of struggling third-grade students in Colombia. In a series of randomized experiments, students…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
Esta nota presenta los resultados de la evaluación PISA 2018, que incluye los resultados del estudio desde el año 2000. En la ronda de PISA 2018, participaron diez países de América Latina y el foco…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Navarro-Palau, Patricia; Prada, María Fernanda; Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about the reorganization of the public-school supply, in this paper we analyze a reform introduced in Colombia in 2001 that merged several independent small schools into a…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie; Vegas, Emiliana; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
La presente nota presenta los resultados de la evaluación PISA-D en Ecuador, con todos los resultados del estudio a escala nacional. Con resultados cercanos al promedio de la región, y que superan a…
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,…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Vegas, Emiliana; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
La presente nota presenta los resultados de la evaluación PISA-D en Honduras, con todos los resultados del estudio a escala nacional. PISA-D deja numerosos aprendizajes para Honduras. El desafío…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Malamud, Ofer; Cueto, Santiago; Cristia, Julian P.; Beuermann, Diether
This paper provides experimental evidence for the impact of home internet access on a broad range of child outcomes in Peru. Children who were randomly chosen to receive laptops with high-speed…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Ganimian, Alejandro; Barrera-Osorio, Felipe; Biehl, María Loreto; Cortelezzi, María
Many developing countries offer cash to low-income families to encourage children to attend school. These initiatives have increased educational attainment, but they have rarely improved student…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo
Recent studies document that, in many cases, the schools that parents prefer over others do not improve student test scores. This could be because (a) parents cannot discern schools causal impacts,…
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…