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. Educando Mexico is a fully-registered charity that can issue tax-deductible receipts for donations made in Mexico.

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.

As the língua franca for business, tourism, scientific research, and a variety of other industries, English proficiency opens doors to education and economic advancement. A recent study found that Mexican professionals who speak English earn 28% more than those who do not. Yet Mexico was ranked at #43 of 72 countries on the 2017 EF English Proficiency Index, below other “Low Proficiency” countries such as Ukraine, Uruguay, Macau, Taiwan, and Chile. In  2015, a study by Mexicanos Primero found 97% of graduating middle school students to have not reached the minimum proficiency level established by the Secretary of Education.

Educando works continuously to change this reality. Since 2007, we have reached in Mexico:

10,696 schools | 7,116 educators | 5,015,981 students

Schools: 5,040

Trained teachers: 2,557 

Direct impact: 2,593,887 students


Schools: 5,646

Trained principals: 4,447

Direct impact: 2,413,594 students


Schools: 10

Trained teachers: 112

Direct impact: 8,500 students

Our metrics

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