Task Force Recommendations
Based on guidance from technical working groups and input from broad global consultations, the task force makes recommendations to help countries and international organizations measure and improve learning outcomes for children and youth worldwide.
LMTF Recommendations Report
Toward Universal Learning: Recommendations from the Learning Metrics Task Force is the latest report from the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF). It outlines a series of recommendations to use existing assessments of learning as well as innovative, new measures to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for all children and youth.
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Phase I Recommendations
The results of Phase I are presented in the first task force report, entitled Toward Universal Learning: What Every Child Should Learn.
In this report the task force puts forth a holistic framework of seven learning domains that goes beyond literacy and numeracy, where current capacity for measurement is concentrated. The following sources the development of the framework:
• Global policies and dialogues, such as EFA and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which mandate a broad definition of education and learning.
• Research supporting the importance of learning in these domains for economic growth and prosperity.
• Results from global public consultation, in which more than 500 individuals in 57 countries provided feedback. The overwhelming majority of participants in the global consultation, especially those from the Global South, argued for a broad definition of learning beyond basic literacy and numeracy.
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Phase II Recommendations
The results of Phase II are presented in the second task force report, entitled Toward Universal Learning: A Global Framework for Measuring Learning.
In this report, the task force builds on its work from Phase I by investigating the feasibility of measuring learning in the seven domains and considering a hybrid model for improving the measurement of learning at a global level and at a national or sub-national level. Drawing on inputs from the working group and public consultation, the task force recommends six areas of measurement for tracking at the global level in order to fill the global data gap on learning. These recommendations were informed by:
• Virtual consultation and an in-person meeting, in which members of the Measures and Methods Working Group mapped current assessments and developed a prototype framework with proposed goals and indicators for measuring learning.
• Results from global public consultation, in which more than 600 individuals in 57 countries provided feedback on the prototype framework and proposed goals and indicators. Themes from the feedback included the need for some domains to be measured nationally and some domains to be measured globally.
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Phase III Recommendations
The final phase of this project focuses on the critical question of implementation, with recommendations for practical actions to deliver and measure progress toward improved learning outcomes. The Phase III report is scheduled for release in November 2013.