Title

Factores Asociados Al Logro Académico en Paraguay: Un Análisis Multinivel

Publication Date

7-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This research represents an effort to estimate the factors associated with academic performance of students in Paraguay based on the data of SERCE in order to generate inputs for the discussion of educational policies in the country. The study finds little correlation between measures of school resources and students' performance. Moreover, it finds that average student performance does not vary significantly between schools, particularly after controlling for the characteristics of the students. We thus conclude that the major factors associated with educational quality in Paraguay are those beyond the classroom and school. While over the last decade or two Paraguay has made considerable progress in improving access to school and school retention, the results of this study underscore the point that barriers to learning are not so easily overcome by time spent in school.

Publication Title

Revista Paraguaya De Educación

Volume

4

First Page

15

Last Page

35

Version

open access