Project Highlights
Improving Primary Schools
Basic Education I & II Projects
Monitoring Primary Schools
Excellence in Classroom Education at the Local Level (EXCELL)

El Salvador
2003 to 2007
$3.7 million

Chief of Party
Project Director
Felix Alvarado
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Elizabeth Leu
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Excellence in Classroom Education at the Local Level (EXCELL) is designed to address priority needs for education in El Salvador and to improve student performance in 250 rural schools. Through this initiative, USAID will assist the Ministry of Education to:
Improve its ability to implement educational policy
Improve the effectiveness of school principals to manage schools and improve instructional practices
Enhance analytical capacity in educational research.
EXCELL is an EQUIP 1 project.

EXCELL has three components:
Strengthen Ministry of Education’s capacity to improve decentralized school management, modify and implement educational reforms
Improve student achievement in at least 250 rural schools, K-6, through training and technical assistance to school principals
Educational policy research

Proposed activities include:
Training for principals to strengthen their capacity to educational management and resource mobilization
Development of instruments that can be used in enhancing quality of education at the school and classroom levels

Other AED Projects in El Salvador
Civic Engagement for Education Reform in Central America (CERCA), USAID, 2002 to 2006
Environmental Education and Communication IQC (GreenCOM II), USAID, 2001 to 2006
Global Civil Society Strengthening Project (GCSS), USAID, 2001 to 2006
LINKAGES: Breastfeeding and Related Complementary Feeding and Maternal Nutrition Program, USAID, 1996 to 2006
Anti-Sweatshop Initiatives, USAID, 2001 to 2005
Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS I & II), USAID, 1993 to 2004
Behavior Change, Innovation, State of the Art Activity (The CHANGE Project), USAID, 1998 to 2004
Central America HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (PASCA), USAID, 1995 to 2003
Micronutrient Support Activity (MOST), USAID, 1998 to 2003
Water Quality Improvement Coalition for Central American NGOs (CLARA), USAID, 2000 to 2003