Building the Future

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Since we introduced the first report on Educational Progress September 2002 until 2005, El Salvador has made important advances in education. The results of primary and secondary education achievement tests have had a modest increase, although most students are still located at the intermediate level. Enrollment in primary (first and second cycle of basic education) is high, including in rural areas and is equitable in terms of gender. The repetition and dropout rates have decreased.

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˙Kevin Casas-Zamora