In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) a very high percentage of students does not reach the basic level of knowledge and skills in mathematics they should master for their age (the 8 countries that participated in PISA 2012 are among the 14 worst performing ones). Labor market outcomes for young people do not look promising either. According to estimates of the International … [Lee más...] about Learning from Community Colleges: 5 key ways to improve post- secondary education in Latin America and the Caribbean
by Patrícia Fortunato* For more information about the PISA results of participating Latin American countries, click here. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) just released the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial test that evaluates the abilities and competencies of 15-years-old students … [Lee más...] about How can Brazil Improve its Performance in PISA?
Seven lessons learned and three steps to use data to improve teaching In the last post of this series on student learning evaluation we showed that, although test results are available, schools and teachers across the region do not systematically use them to inform education policy and teaching practices. We know we have a problem, now let’s focus on solutions. … [Lee más...] about You can’t make a pig fat by weighing it! – Part II
From measurement to action: Using data to improve learning in the Caribbean Every year for the past 40 years, thousands of nervous students from the English-speaking Caribbean sit at their school desks’ to take a test that will change their lives. These evaluations are administered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). CXC’s Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) … [Lee más...] about You can’t make a pig fat by weighing it! – Part I
Perhaps it was always inside of her, something intrinsic, a voice pushing her to preserve despite the obstacles. Or maybe it was her mother’s voice that kept her going, reassuring her that education would be her pathway to success. Most would say that Marta Palacios’ journey from monolingual dishwasher and maid to award-winning principal and Doctor of Education is nothing … [Lee más...] about From maid to doctor: the extraordinary journey of Marta Palacios