Assessment GEMS

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Educational quality, Public education, Developing countries, International studies, Academic achievement, Mathematics, Science, Language, Primary education


Assessment GEMs no.3

This Assessment GEM was updated in 2020. The updated version is available here.


The Laboratorio Latinoamericano de Evaluación de la Calidad de la Educación (Latin-American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education or LLECE) is the network of national systems for the assessment of education quality in Latin America, created in 1994, and coordinated by UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC). LLECE’s purpose is to produce data and knowledge that inform educational policy in the region, contribute to capacity building, and serve as a forum for reflection, exchange and generation of new ideas and good practices in education evaluation. LLECE assessments aim to provide information about the quality of education in the region and guide decision-making in public education policies. In line with this purpose, LLECE’s studies not only compare results between participant countries but also investigate the factors associated with student achievement. The focus here is to identify those school factors that can be influenced by educational policies.

Place of Publication

Camberwell, Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research




ISSN 2203-9406 (Online)

Geographic Subject

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Latin America, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

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