Evaluation

The Continuous Quality Improvement Methodology considers, as part of its essence, constant evaluation of both the implementation of the programs as well as the results of the teaching practices and the children’s learning.

Since its inception, the Foundation has managed innovative programs in education displaying a significant level of commitment and rigor.

In this vein, we have placed emphasis on the evaluation, both of processes and results, in order to continuously improve and ascertain their impact over the children’s learning and the teachers’ practices, as well as to extract the lessons that allows us to improve.

Un Buen Comienzo Program:

During the 2008-2011 period, Un Buen Comienzo was subject to a rigorous experimental evaluation in the Metropolitan Region.

The design of this evaluation, which measured the impact on children’s learning and teaching practices, was conducted by Harvard University and implemented by the Center for Comparative Education Policies (CPCE) of Universidad Diego Portales.

Once this phase was completed, and with the start UBC’s new phase during 2011 and 2012, data was collected for a new study led by CPCE, this time applying a quasi-experimental design.

Since then, the Foundation has continued evaluating all the cohorts and the resulting data has served both as feedback for the process as well as to measure impact.

To access the results of our evaluations, please visit the Documentation section or click here.

We Learn Program:

Since 2012, the Foundation has been conducting an external, biennial assessment, with the aim of ascertaining the program’s impact on the English learning of its students.

Since then, we have worked with Asesorías para el Desarrollo, Instituto Chileno Norteamericano of La Serena and Grupo Educativo Inglesa, who have developed, applied and processed the results of a standardized test for 6th grade students.

To access the results of our evaluations, please visit the Documentation section or click here.