08.05.2013 - UNESCO Office in Santiago

TERCE application process advances in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Office of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) works in the completion of the Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (TERCE) in coordination with the countries of the region through the Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE).

The Regional Office of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) works in the completion of the Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (TERCE) in coordination with the countries of the region through the Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE).

The TERCE study is an international comparative assessment on learning achievements in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is every day closer to his application. This, given that the tools (tests and questionnaires) for the final implementation of the study have been delivered, which means that countries are now in a position to implement the TERCE with their students.

It is expected that the TERCE will contribute to a better understanding of the regional educational situation, with emphasis on associated factors that affect the education of the youth. In particular, A very relevant fact is that the TERCE will be comparable with the Second Study (SERCE), deepening the measurement of writing skills of students and of associated factors to education, which seeks to use this opportunity to fully the understand the dimensions relevant to learning, such as beliefs and attitudes of the teacher. Also, it will link teaching practices with school achievement and other variables, and the effect of the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in school performance.

The results of previous evaluations conducted LLECE have contributed to the educational debate to focus on quality without exclusion, providing data to understand the magnitude of the challenges facing education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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