Induction workshop on Fourth Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE) of the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)

When :

from Wednesday 23 November, 2016
to Thursday 24 November, 2016

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Ministry of Education of the Plurinational State, La Paz, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Contact :

This initial phase will feature workshops for countries involved in the LLECE: Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, and Venezuela. The first session will be held in Bolivia. The workshops are also open to other LLECE countries and are designed for their technical teams, who will receive information on the technical elements necessary for the work involved in an international study. For example, activities will include an orientation for assembling national teams and on how to plan nationwide assessments.

The Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE), based in UNESCO Santiago, is in the initial phase of planning its Fourth Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE). Nineteen education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean will participate in this assessment, and training sessions comprise part of the preparation stage.

The workshop is part of the LLECE’s capacity building programme, which sets out to offer support and mentorship to all LLECE countries within the context of each system’s unique educational background and promoting horizontal cooperation between countries. These training sessions spread knowledge and skills for two related purposes: ensuring that national teams are able to handle an international operation like a LLECE study, and building capacities in all assessment units so as to strengthen their technical experience in nationwide activities.


The Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE) has set out since its beginnings to promote the use of results to formulate education policies within each country. It is currently the region’s principal monitoring and follow-up mechanism for the Education 2030 Agenda, incorporating 19 education systems that cooperate in a horizontal organizational structure to foster education quality measurement systems.