Education Policy Outlook 2018

Putting Student Learning at the Centre

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Taking the students’ perspective, Education Policy Outlook 2018: Putting Student Learning at the Centre analyses the evolution of key education priorities and key education policies in 43 education systems. It compares more recent developments in education policy ecosystems (mainly between 2015 and 2017) with various education policies adopted between 2008 and 2014. This report includes around 200 policies spanning from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to higher education and lifelong learning on topics such as: improving the quality and access to ECEC, promoting education success for all students, reducing the negative impact of some system-level policies and practices, increasing completion of upper secondary education, developing quality vocational education and training, enhancing the quality of tertiary education, supporting transitions across education pathways and the labour market.




In PISA 2015, Mexico performs below the OECD average in science (416 score points), reading (423 score points) and mathematics (408 score points). Mexico has had an increase in mathematics performance across PISA cycles, while reading and science performance have remained stable, with an average score change of 1.7 score points. This was achieved while nearly 600 000 new 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds joined lower and upper secondary education in 2015.



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