Chile leads Latin America in Education, but more work to do

Posted on May 12, 2014 • Filed under: Chile, Social Issues reported for decades, Chile has been at the forefront of education reform in Latin America. The major international rankings conducted over the past decade have shown that, while Chile has some work to do to catch up with the developed world, it is the undisputed leader in Latin America.

In the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, Chile scored an average 439 in reading, math, and science – below the OECD average of 497, but still the best in the region by a fair margin. Chile’s performance has also been improving at a rapid clip: the country’s PISA scores improved between 2009 and 2012 at a faster rate than the OECD average. Dropout rates have declined, with 83 percent of current students expected to complete a full secondary education. That compares with the 56 percent of Chileans aged 55-64 who completed secondary. Read Article

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