Education and skills

The OECD is working with LAC countries to improve education, training and skills systems to help drive economic growth, social inclusion and greater equality in the region. In recent years, the LAC region has increased its participation in many areas of the OECD’s education and skills assessments, such as the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

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OECD education data sources

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges. Read more to learn about the performance of LAC countries in these assessments.

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The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a programme of assessment and analysis of adult skills. The Survey measures adults’ proficiency in key information-processing skills and gathers information and data on how adults use their skills. Discover how LAC countries measure up in comparison to OECD economies.

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Data sources from our partners

Explore the briefs from the IDB Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) LAC in PISA Initiative containing key data on student performance from eight LAC countries.

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Further indicators on education and skills