Why Evidence-Based Education?

Evidence-based educational policies have a direct impact on the quality of educational programs and practices and are the most effective way to reduce the political biases of the administration involved in making such decisions. If scientific evidence is taken into account, regardless of professional, personal, and/or institutional biases, it can be expected that there will be a consequent and significant increase in the quality of educational outcomes. It would therefore imply a reform of the educational system that would help to fundamental the effectiveness of programs, interventions, and teaching practices (Slavin, 2020)*.

Therefore, we understand that it is vital and urgent in our country that scientific evidence structure and guide decision-making in education and educational policy. By working this way we will get to improve the efficacy, efficiency, and effectiveness of our educational system sustainably beyond the fluctuations of current political parties. To this end, we have to face several challenges, the most urgent of which are the following:

  • To increase evaluations of promising programs.

  • To improve the dissemination of effective programs.

  • To boost incentives for local institutions to implement interventions or programs with proven effectiveness.

  • To enhance technical assistance so that the implementation of interventions or programs is done with fidelity.

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*Slavin, R. (2020). How evidence-based reform will transform research and practice in education, Educational Psychologist, 55(1), 21-31, DOI: 10.1080/00461520.2019.1611432