Andres Molina Montero
Andres Molina Montero has played key roles in the design, implementation and evaluation of educational policies in Chile.
Andres has worked as a consultant for several international organisations such as The World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank. He has been involved in several research projects in Chile and the USA and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level.
From 2005 to 2008, he was the advisor to the Vice Minister of Education. In that role he contributed to technical and political discussions regarding strategic issues such as:
- educational finance
- modifications to the voucher system
- teacher development
- strengthening public education.
In the following years, he was the Director of the Advanced Human Capital program of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research in Chile, where he contributed to the development of 'Becas Chile' a large program that provides scholarships to undertake graduate studies in Chile and abroad.
Andres joined the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in 2010 where he directed and coordinated the design, implementation and development of the Evaluation System of Progress in Learning (SEPA) at the Measurement Centre MIDE UC, which measures student learning in language and mathematics to improve learning.
Later he coordinated the design, implementation and development of MIDE International, a unit oriented to internationalize MIDE UC´s services, research and training programs.
Areas of expertise
- Education policy design/implementation and evaluation
- Educational equity
- Educational funding
- Educational measurement
- International comparative education