Virtual Brief - Brookings Institution

Report
Learning Metrics
Task Force
Virtual Briefing
April 2014
About LMTF 1.0
Ultimate Goal: Improved student learning around the world
Focus: Improve measurement of learning and use of data
Objectives:
• Catalyzing a shift in the global education conversation from
access to access plus learning.
• Building consensus on global learning indicators and
actions to improve the measurement of learning in all
countries.
Convening Bodies: Center for Universal Education at the
Brookings Institution; UNESCO Institute of Statistics
Transition to LMTF 2.0
• Second Phase: 2 years (through end 2015)
• Reorientation: How can improved assessment
systems at the national/local level help improve
learning outcomes?
• New Working Model: less task force, more network
• Expanding Partnership: new partners welcome as
Learning Champions
Building Consensus on
Measuring Learning
Taking Action to
Improve Learning
LMTF 2.0
LMTF 1.0
Long-Term Goal:
Access + Learning
for All
Seven Domains of
Learning
Seven Areas for
Global Tracking +
1. LearningEquity
for All
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Sustain Momentum,
Take Action
Develop Indicators
for Global Tracking
Assessment as a
Public Good
Support at Least 10
Learning Champions
Age Matters for Learning
Reading
Numeracy
Ready to Learn
Citizen of the World
Breadth of Learning
Support for
Countries
Public Good
Knowledge
Sharing
Post-2015
LMTF 2.0 – Five Key Results
1.
Technical: Seven areas of indicators for global tracking developed,
with cross-cutting focus on equity
2.
Institutional: Support at least 10 countries in adapting LMTF
recommendations to improve assessment systems and use of
assessment data to improve learning
3.
Political: Inform the post-2015 education and development agendas
4.
Assessment as a Public Good: Develop a strategy for advancing an
agenda in which learning data is supported as a global public good
5.
Knowledge Sharing: Actors and experts in learning assessment
share knowledge and coordinate efforts virtually and in person.
Technical Update
Areas of
Measurement
Lead Organizations
World Bank, UIS
UIS, World Bank, ACER, GPE, DfiD, IEA, LLECE, UNICEF, PASEC,
SACMEQ, Boston College (TIMSS & PIRLS Study), University of Texas at
Austin, CUE, Save the Children, KICE, RTI, USAID, ASER India and
Uwezo
UNESCO, UNICEF,
World Bank, CUE
UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, CUE, WHO, GPE, plus a technical
advisory group (membership TBD)
UNESCO, GEFI
Youth Advisory
Group, CUE
3 co-chairs working group: Ahmad Alhendawi, UNSG Envoy on Youth
(Jordan); Kartikeya Sarabhai, Centre for Environmental Education (India);
Eom Jeongmin, Asia and Pacific Centre of Education for International
Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO (APCEIU).
Reading
Ready to Learn
Citizen of the World
Partners Involved
80 applicants for working group members to date
Numeracy
KICE, GIZ, UIS
GIZ, KICE, ACER, ASER India, Uwezo, IEA, RTI, GPE, UNICEF UIS, Save
the Children, Durham University, DfiD
Breadth of Learning
Opportunities
CUE, UIS, TBD
Seamus Haggerty/CUE
TBD
Equity
World Bank, UNICEF,
Camfed, UIS
TBD
Learning for All /
World Bank, UIS
TBD
Age and Education
Country Support Update
• Discussion on focus, purpose, and implementation
• Consensus:
- Focus heavily on how use better assessment
data to improve learning
- Build on range of existing efforts
- Countries/cities invited to join a group of likeminded Learning Champions to work together on
assessment and improving learning
• Process of identifying Learning Champions is
underway (letters of interest due May 15th)
Learning Champions
Countries, states, districts, and cities are invited as Learning Champions to
engage in the following activities over the 2-year period:
• Mapping: Map the learning assessment landscape and the ways that
assessment data are or are not being used to help improve learning outcomes.
• Defining: Define what is needed to improve learning assessments and the
use of assessment data to improve student outcomes, including a clear
appraisal of various assessment options (e.g. the relative merits and costs of
using different assessment schemes).
• Planning: Develop a plan to address the identified needs, working closely
with the wide range of partners on the ground, including teachers, civil society,
donors, etc. Envision several outputs/guides coming out of the working group.
• Sharing: Champions will share their experiences regularly and provide
feedback on the process, including possible piloting of global indicator
instruments.
Assessment as a Public Good
Discussion to date includes:
• Open Source. Making tools and data, especially for the
indicators for global tracking, freely available (note:
ECD indicator group has agreed to do this, discussion
on-going).
• Capacity building. New efforts to help countries use
tools and data in their systems.
• Platform. Idea of one place (online) to access and
share resources.
Post-2015 Update
Ongoing negotiations within the UN and contributions to
deliberations (e.g., Open Working Group, Sustainable
Development Solutions Network), leading up to
September 2014 draft agenda from UNSG and
negotiations beyond).
In education:
• UNESCO, UNICEF taking lead
• EFA Steering Committee process
• UIS leading Technical Advisory Group on post-2015
indicators
Knowledge Sharing
Purpose: Connect actors and experts in learning and
assessment to share knowledge and coordinate efforts.
Mechanisms:
• Map and report on partner activity
(Please submit your updates!)
• New website (in development)
• Virtual and in-person meetings
Key Activities and Dates
• Global Citizenship Working Group – Submit
applications asap please
• Activity mapping – Please submit your updates by May
2nd if you haven’t already. These will inform quarterly
updates and website content.
• Call for Learning Champions – Letters of Interest due
May 15th. Complete review and selection by June 15.
• In-person meeting in Brussels – June 23 to 24
• GPE replenishment side meetings – June 25 and 26
In-Person Meeting in June
Dates: June 23 - 24
Length: 1.5 days
Location: Brussels, Belgium
(venue TBD)
Purpose:
• Share in-depth on the work
completed to date
• Where needed, get input and
ideas on ways forward for work
streams just starting
Proposed Agenda:
• Technical updates on indicators
• Presentations from Partners on
progress toward key results
• Presentation of selected Learning
Champions and coordination/
discussion of next steps for each
• Presentation/discussion on using
assessment results to improve
learning
• Post-2015 updates
• Revisit multistakeholder partnership
• Plan for December 2014 LMTF
symposium
• Launch online platform
Key Questions
• Any feedback on the purpose and proposed agenda
for the Brussels meeting?
• Distribute call for additional partners?
• Revisit what becomes of LMTF at the end of 2 years
(embedding, etc.)?
• Other?
THANK YOU!
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