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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,…
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…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Vegas, Emiliana
In an effort to boost student achievement and reduce income-based gaps, the Chilean government passed the Preferential School Subsidy Law (SEP) in 2008, which altered the nation’s 27-year-old…
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
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…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Although several countries in the region improved their results, they must all accelerate their rate of improvement to achieve higher performance levels.
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Half of the students in the region present low levels of performance. If all 15-year-olds who are outside of the education system or still in primary education were included, this proportion would be…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Only a small percentage of students in the region perform well in science, reading, or mathematics. An almost insignificant number of students are top performers in all three subjects.
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Gender gaps are more pronounced in the region than in other parts of the world. Boys in the region perform better than girls in science and mathematics, while girls outperform boys in reading.
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Elías, Alison; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Poverty remains one of the most important barriers to learning in the region. However, a small percentage of poor students achieve positive results, showing that everyone, regardless of their…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Poor performance, a lack of educational resources, and inadequate infrastructure all suggest that Latin America and Caribbean countries not only must invest more in education, but also consider how…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
School absenteeism in the region remains high and has increased. This is worrisome, since it is linked to a deteriorating school environment and worse results. Moreover, absenteeism is higher among…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
The lack of high-quality professional training and development and the unequal distribution of human resources suggests there is a need for a greater focus on how to better recruit, train, and retain…
May 2013
Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Bos, María Soledad; Moreno, Martín; Morduchowicz, Alejandro
For over thirty years, Chile has been implementing reforms and policies aimed at improving educational efficiency, quality and equity. The latter has been of particular interest over the last decade…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Bos, María Soledad; Moreno, Martín
This Technical Note describes the learning inequalities faced by Colombian students and analyzes the equity in the allocation of resources among schools and their relation to learning. Using the…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Cabrol, Marcelo; Rondón, Carlos
School attendance in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has increased exponentially in the last two decades, almost every child goes to primary school and access to preschool and high school is…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Willms, J. Douglas; Tramonte, Lucía; Duarte, Jesús; Bos, María Soledad
Researchers have defined and assessed inequalities and inequities in education in various ways, making it difficult to make comparisons among countries or among jurisdictions within countries. This…
May 2010
Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Bos, María Soledad; Moreno, Martín
This document analyzes differences in the academic achievement of Latin American students based on the socioeconomic status of their families. Using the database from the Second Regional Comparative…