Second results release of the Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (TERCE)

When, local time: 
Thursday, 30 July 2015 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: 
Chile, Santiago
Type of Event: 
Press Conference
Contact: 
Carolina Jerez, c.jerez@unesco.org

The press conference will release the second set of results of the Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (TERCE), the principal study of learning achievement and associated factors in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The first set of results, released in December 2014, compared student performance between the second study (SERCE, 2006) and TERCE. The analysis demonstrated positive developments in the educational systems of the countries that participated in both studies.

During the upcoming event, the Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREAL/UNESCO Santiago) will publicize the results focused on what regional students know, what they are capable of learning and the factors that influence their learning.

The study evaluated language arts (reading and writing), mathematics, and natural sciences using a representative sample of more than 134,000 third and sixth grade primary school students from 15 countries in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and the state of Nuevo León (Mexico).

The 30 July event will be streamed at www.unesco.org/santiago and will include the release of the study’s two principal reports: the first focused on the learning achievement results and a second on the factors associated with this process. The information was derived from questionnaires completed by students, their families, teachers, principals, and schools.