For the past 25 years, UNESCO’s Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (Laboratorio or LLECE) has been coordinating large-scale student assessment covering the majority of the countries of Latin America. The Laboratorio was last evaluated in 2009.
The evaluation will take stock of the contribution of the Laboratorio and its role in the area of large-scale educational assessments. The evaluation will be an input into strategic decisions and inform future actions of the Laboratorio.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to take stock of the progress towards improved outcomes for young children, particularly for the most disadvantaged, to inform the Government policy formulation and implementation and help shape UNICEF’s further support in achieving ECD-related SDG targets and other international and national commitments.
Student evaluation case competitions are an excellent mechanism for developing evaluation capacity. They give students a hands-on experience with evaluation of a program or policy. This practical experience increases their understanding of the importance of evaluation and, in some cases, may be the starting point for a professional career in our discipline.
We are excited to announce that this August, Claremont Evaluation Center is offering its annual Professional Development Workshops, which provide working professionals and students with world-class practical and theoretical training in evaluation and applied research.