The third report in the series that addresses how the measurement of learning can be implemented to improve education quality. In the third phase, the task force examined how countries assess learning and in which domains, how assessment results are used, the specific needs of countries to measure learning and the use of assessments to improve the quality of education. The task force also investigated the feasibility of a multi-stakeholder partnership that could bring together existing efforts to support countries to measure and improve learning. This report presents the major findings of phase three in the LMTF consultation process. It describes the key technical, institutional and political supports countries need to develop and sustain robust assessments of learning that can help inform improvements in policy and practice, informed extensively by LMTF in-country consultations. It also presents considerations for post- 2015 development goals and plan for the next phase of LMTF in 2014 and 2015.
Download: Toward Universal Learning: Implementing Assessment to Improve Learning. Report No. 3 of the Learning Metrics Task Force. Montreal and Washington: UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution (LMTF 2014)