THE IMPACTS OF THE NATIONAL PACT FOR LITERACY IN THE RIGHT AGE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

ABSTRACT: The article presents the main findings of a systematic review of the National Pact for Literacy in the Right Age (PNAIC), instituted by the Portaria 867, of July 4, 2012, considered the largest teacher training program developed by the Ministry of Education. A typology of the collected works was built - a total of 121 publications - and analysis categories were constructed to evaluate the quality of the evidence produced in the impact assessments (4 studies). The results suggest that: a) there is a large volume of studies on the PNAIC, but a very small number of evaluative studies on the impact of the Program; b) many studies describing potential policy effects are actually about perception of impact; c) the impact studies found, besides being scarce, have low internal and external validity, with important limitations, referring to the design, methodology and scale.