Center for Universal Education

Learning Metrics Task Force 2.0

Fifteen champion countries looks for effective and useful ways to measure student learning

Students attend class in the Nafit 1, a modern school built with the aid of a grant from Kuwait, in Basra, southeast of Baghdad November 2, 2014.

Joshua Muskin discusses the critical need to ensure that education systems and, most essentially, classroom teachers forge new accurate and reliable measures to evaluate “modern” skills. 

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LMTF discussions continue on measuring what matters in Kigali, Rwanda

A young Catholic girl attends a church service at the Saint-Famille Catholic Church one day ahead of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the genocide in the Rwandan capital Kigali April 6, 2014.

Annie Kidder discusses the Learning Metrics Task Force's recent discussions about assessment and progress on developing more effective ways of supporting improvement in our education systems.

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Global momentum for measuring early learning outcomes and program quality

Students attend class at Pengying School on the outskirts of Beijing

Abbie Raikes, Kate Anderson, and Tamar Manuelyan Atinc discuss the importance of regular, reliable and comprehensive data on young children’s development and the quality of their learning environments to address the problem of poor learning outcomes.

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Opportunities to Contribute


In its first phase (LMTF 1.0), the task force completed three consecutive rounds of global consultation and technical development, resulting in a series of recommendations for improving learning outcomes and measurement at the global level. Now the task force is entering a new phase of work (LMTF 2.0) to carry its recommendations forward and is inviting all interested stakeholders to participate. Opportunities to contribute will be posted as they become available.

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