THE IMPACT OF OUR WORK IN MEXICO
Mexico has always been a primary focus of Educando. We created and launched our teacher and principal training programs – IAPE and LISTO – in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In 2010, Educando Mexico was established to support rapid program expansion and acts as a fully-registered charity that can issue tax-deductible receipts for donations made in Mexico. With that in place, we were able to launch STEM Mexico. This was the first of Educando’s programs to be scaled internationally. We began with ten schools from the state of Campeche in September 2018.
Mexico lags behind the rest of the world in education quality relative to GDP earnings per capita. The country is one of the world’s ten largest economies but consistently scores at the bottom of every international test of student achievement. Over 40% of Mexican 15-year-olds in school scored at the lowest level in the PISA reading test and over 50% scored at the lowest level in math and science. This means that over half of Mexican youth are functionally illiterate and cannot solve simple equations or explain the basic scientific phenomenon.
Educando works continuously to change this reality. Since 2007, we have reached in Mexico:
10,696 schools | 7,116 educators | 5,015,981 students
Trained principals: 4,447
Direct impact: 2,413,594 students
Trained teachers: 112
Direct impact: 8,500 students
All Educando programs work to improve the quality of education in Latin America. Our metrics are focused on measuring this improvement in quality, and we also measure the intermediate steps that lead to this change.
At Educando, we measure what matters. Our dedicated Metrics & Evaluation team works closely with staff and participants to collect timely, relevant, and meaningful data on an on-going basis. All our data is used to help us learn what works well and what needs improvement on our programs so that we can provide the most effective training to educators and maximize our impact on students throughout Latin America.
Our data comes from three core categories/methods:
- Surveys of participants and students
- Site visits to schools
- State and national statistics and standardized tests
Illustrative metrics for our programs include:
- Number of students reached
- Student pass/fail rates
- Increase in educator confidence
- Standardized test scores