The Partnership For Educational Revitalization in the Americas (better known as PREAL) publishes periodic reports on educational progress, in the form of 'education report cards', on Latin American countries, so that leaders both inside and outside the education sector have independent, reliable information on how their schools are doing compared to other regions or countries. Inspired by the report cards students receive in school, education report cards have become important accountability tools. By grading, or ranking, that performance using a 'school-style' grading system, report cards allow parents and other members of civil society to quickly recognise both exemplary performance and areas that need improvement. Armed with this information they can lobby for appropriate change.

See PREAL's Education Report Cards.