DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q7mnq5/oecd_reviews_of) has announced the addition of OECD Publishing's new report "OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Mexico 2012" to their offering.
Student learning outcomes in Mexico are considerably below the OECD average. However, trend analyses of PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results have shown some encouraging improvement in student learning outcomes, particularly in the area of mathematics. Despite the impressive expansion of the education system in the last few decades, educational attainment remains a challenge and the high share of students leaving the education system too early with low skills remains also a major problem.
In addition, there are indications that student results are strongly influenced by socio-cultural factors. The role of evaluation and assessment as key tools to achieve quality and equity in education is reinforced by a range of policy initiatives. Mexico has recently introduced an extensive curricular reform to improve the coherence of the system and its focus on student achievement: the Comprehensive Reform of Basic Education (RIEB).
This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Mexico.
Key Topics Covered:
Acronyms and abbreviations
Chapter 1. School education in Mexico
Chapter 2. The evaluation and assessment framework
Chapter 3. Student assessment
Chapter 4. Teacher appraisal
Chapter 5. School evaluation
Chapter 6. Education system evaluation
Annex A. The OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes
Annex B. Visit programme
Annex C. Composition of the Review Team
Annex D. Comparative indicators on evaluation and assessment
Annex E. Instruments for teacher appraisal
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Source: OECD Publishing