The course is primarily aimed at providing training on the research methodologies for the study on Associated Factors that affect Learning Achievement, and will include participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay. The target group includes people involved in the development of TERCE who have experience and interest in the use of statistics models. “The course will have a practical approach and will introduce the participants to the use of linear hierarchical models (also known as multilevel models), as well as in the development, management and follow-up of related research projects” explains Atilio Pizarro, head of the Planning, Management, Follow-up and Assessment Section of OREALC/UNESCO Santiago.
“With the capacities developed by this course, the work teams from the TERCE participant countries will be able to use the study results to respond to specific questions of particular interest to their respective countries regarding associated factors, and thus be able to contribute empirical evidence to the debate on public policy to improve schools,” said Mauricio Holz, technical assistant of the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE).
The course will be offered by Ernesto Treviño and his team. Ernesto Treviño is a professor and researcher from Universidad Diego Portales and senior advisor of LLECE, with an Economics degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, and a Master’s and PhD. in Education with a concentration in educational policies from Harvard University.