They recognize the educational trajectories of young people who excelled in the Paes Test

SSeven of the eight young people who stood out in the Higher Education Access Test (Paes) participated yesterday in a breakfast organized by the Regional Presidential Delegation to recognize their merits. At the meeting, several of the recent high school graduates were accompanied by their parents.

Pablo Gómez Paredes, the only student in the group who completed his studies in a technical-professional high school: the Don Bosco Institute, was emotional. The teenager graduated with a specialty in Electronics and has always had ease with mathematics, so he was confident that he would perform well. In Math 1 he achieved 971 points and in Math 2, 903 points. Pablo wants to study Civil Engineering in Computing or Informatics and is optimistic about the challenge that awaits him. He said that he prepared to take the PAES with great enthusiasm and that he took some online pre-university courses, one of which he won thanks to a contest.

His mother, Luisa Paredes, did not hide the pride she feels for her son, whom she always supported and advised. She said that Pablo is passionate about the piano and that he is a student at the Umag Conservatory of Music. She hopes that he will pursue an engineering degree and that he will maintain his interest in the musical arts.

Valentina Szigethi Mercado, a graduate of the Monseñor Fagnano College in Puerto Natales, said that she has already formalized her application to the History degree at the Pontifical Catholic University. She hopes to move to Santiago at the end of February and will be accompanied by her kitten Charly hers, who will be her partner on her journey as a university student.

Both the presidential delegate, Luz Bermúdez, and the Education Seremi, Valentín Aguilera, highlighted the effort of the young people who obtained outstanding scores in the Paes Test, as well as congratulating their relatives for this achievement that will allow them to access higher education. .

Seremi Aguilera noted that this version of the PAES distinguishes educational trajectories in the territory, which is why students with disabilities, native peoples, or technical-professional schools were also highlighted.

The highlights

Marcelo Ignacio Kramm Alvarez, from the British College, achieved 1,000 points in Reading Comprehension and 994 points in Mathematics 1.

Valentina Ignacia Szigethi Mercado, from the Monseñor Fagnano School in Puerto Natales, had 1,000 points in History, 987 in Reading Comprehension, and 971 in Mathematics 1.

Belén Valentina Bernales Hueicha, from the Cruz del Sur School, reached 834 points in Reading Comprehension, 994 in Mathematics 1 and 790 in Mathematics 2.

Sebastián Alejandro Vera Soto, from the Cruz del Sur School obtained 935 points in Reading Comprehension, 994 points in Mathematics 1, 818 points in Science and 903 points in Mathematics 2.

Fernanda Isidora Jara Burgos, from the María Mazzarello High School in Puerto Natales, registered 872 points in Reading Comprehension, 994 in Mathematics 1, 707 in Mathematics 2 and 857 in Science.

Ignacio Andrés Cárcamo Salinas, from the Charles Darwin School, had 893 points in History, 912 in Reading Comprehension and 928 in Mathematics 1.

Pablo Andrés Gómez Paredes, from the Don Bosco Institute, reached 745 in Reading Comprehension, 971 points in Mathematics 1, and 903 points in Mathematics 2.

Fabián Cristóbal Aguila Ros, from the Cruz del Sur School, achieved 893 in History, 790 in Mathematics 1 and 801 in Reading Comprehension.

Demre: “It is not appropriate to compare
schools of different dependency

The Higher Education Access Test (Paes) is not used to measure the quality of an establishment. This is one of the central arguments put forward by the Department of Educational Evaluation, Measurement and Registration (Demre) of the University of Chile, when rejecting the elaboration of the ranking of schools after knowing the results of the PAES.

The organization argued that this type of comparison “stigmatizes and damages” public education. He emphasized that the objective of the PAES, and of its predecessors, “is to select the applicants to the universities.”

The Demre raised, through an official statement, that the results of this type of instrument are not used to measure the quality of education delivered by a certain establishment. The validity of a test is lost when it is used for purposes other than those for which it was designed.

He also argued that “it is not appropriate to compare schools of different dependencies, since, as is known, this is closely linked to the socioeconomic level of the population served.” As background, they add that ten years ago, a group of deputies denounced Demre before the Comptroller General of the Republic for refusing to publish rankings of schools, and that later the Comptroller ruled in their favor, acknowledging the validity of their arguments, “similar to which we expose today”.

“We all know the gaps that exist in educational matters. Unfortunately, it is not possible for a test like this to eliminate them, although of course we seek to mitigate them and prevent them from expanding, as is actually the case, despite the context of education in a pandemic and its unequal consequences”, they stressed.

182 points separate the average
of the best individual paid with
the best municipal school

A total of 182 points separate the average of the paid private school in the region that led the results in the Paes Test compared to the average of the municipal high school that stood out among its peers.

When considering the level of dependency of each establishment – paid private, subsidized or municipal, paid private venues lead the list. The average was established in the results obtained by the graduates in the compulsory tests of Reading Comprehension and Mathematics 1.

In this scenario, the graduates of the Cruz del Sur College achieved an average of 817 points in the Paes Test, followed by the British College, with 759 points; and the German School, with 757 points.

Below are three subsidized private schools. They are: Charles Darwin College, with 711 points; Umag Experimental High School, with 659 points; and Liceo San José, with 650 points.

Among the municipal high schools, Juan Bautista Contardi stands out, with 635 points; It is followed by the Donald Mc Intyre Griffiths High School in Puerto Williams, with 596 points; and the Liceo Luis Alberto Barrera, with 563 points.

They recognize the educational trajectories of young people who excelled in the Paes Test