PISA for Development capacity needs analysis: Guatemala

Author(s): Cariola Huerta, Leonor

Organisation(s): World Bank; OECD

Date: 2015

Pages: 68 p.


PISA for Development is an initiative of the OECD and development partners that aims to identify how its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) can best support evidence-based policy making in emerging and developing economies – and contribute to the UN-led definition of global learning goals for the post-2015 agenda. In addition the project will help to build country capacity in assessment, analysis and use of results for monitoring and improvement among participating countries. Guatemala is one of six countries participating in the project, and the Ministry of Education, through the Directorate of Evaluation and Educational Research (DIGEDUCA), is responsible for the project in the country. This report presents the results of an analysis of Guatemala in respect of its capacity for managing large scale student assessments, such as PISA. The results of this report are being used to design a capacity building plan for Guatemala that will be implemented by the OECD, its contractors, the Ministry of Education, and the Directorate of Evaluation and Educational Research (DIGEDUCA), through the PISA for Development project.

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