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Highlights from the second symposium hosted by the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education.

November 15-16, 2018

Arizona State University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College hosted our second symposium Innovations in Global Learning Metrics: A focused debate among users, producers, and researchers. This invitation-only event was funded by the Spencer Foundation and Open Society Foundations and took place at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on November 15-16, 2018.

The broad goal of bringing together a small group of stakeholders, test developers, researchers, political and social leaders was to advance a policy dialogue about a more effective and meaningful use of GLMs for education policy-making at both national and international levels. During the symposium, we discussed strategies for linking education GLMs to other relevant social global metrics (health, economic, demographic) in the context of SDG4. We also explored display technologies for data visualization, modeling, and simulation to assist in the processes of evidence-informed decision making related to GLMs.

Participants

Benavot
Aaron Benavot

University at Albany-State

University of New York, USA

Bernath
Amy Bernath

International Research &

Exchanges Board (IREX), USA

Wulff
Antonia Wulff

Education International, Belgium

Lavan
Daniel Lavan

Education Development Center,

USA

Datu
Datu Buyung Agusdinata

Arizona State University, USA

Berliner
David Berliner

Arizona State University, USA

Hastedt
Dirk Hastedt

Association for the Evaluation of

Educational Achievement (IEA),

The Netherlands

Braun
Henry Braun

Boston College, USA

Hikaru
Hikaru Komatsu

Kyoto University, Japan

Willms
J. Douglas Willms

University of New Brunswick /

The Learning Bar, Canada

Janeanne
Janeanne Kiviu

United Nations International

Children's Emergency Fund

(UNICEF), Kenya

Jeanne
Jeanne Powers

Arizona State University, USA

Rappleye
Jeremy Rappleye

Kyoto University, Japan

Kadriye
Kadriye Ercikan

Educational Testing Service /

University of British Columbia,

Canada

Kate
Kate Lapham

Open Society Foundations, USA

Kristine
Kristine Wilcox

Arizona State University, USA

Tramonte
Lucia Tramonte

University of New Brunswick,

Canada

Luis
Luis A. Crouch

RTI International, USA

Marcelo
Marcelo Caruso

Humboldt University, Germany

Margarita
Margarita Pivovarova

Arizona State University, USA

Markus
Markus J. Prutsch

European Parliament/

Heidelberg University, Belgium

Metcalfe
Mary Metcalfe

PILO/ University of

Johannesburg, South Africa

Russell
Michael C. Russell

Centenary University, USA

Ward
Michael Ward

Organization for Economic

Cooperation and Development

(OECD), France

Nabina
Nabina Panday

Open Society Foundations, USA

Oren
Oren Pizmony-Levy

Teachers College,

Columbia University, USA

Radhika
Radhika Gorur

Deakin University, Australia

Ramya
Ramya Vivekanandan

Global Partnership for Education,

USA

Aggarwal
Rimjhim Aggarwal

Arizona State University, USA

Sellar
Sam Sellar

Manchester Metropolitan

University, England

Hood
Stafford Hood

University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign, USA

Tinde
Tinde Kovács Cerović

University of Belgrade, Former

State Secretary of Education and

OSF Education Board, Serbia

Schmidt
William H. Schmidt

Michigan State University, USA

Results

The Innovations in Global Learning Metrics symposium resulted in a number of scholarly outputs including working papers and commentaries, an animated video, as well as other publications and reports.


Working Papers

CASGE Working Paper #4
Will SDG4 achieve environmental sustainability? by Hikaru Komatsu and Jeremy Rappleye

  • CASGE Working Paper #4a: Commentaries on Working Paper #4 by Mary Metcalfe, Michael Ward, Aaron Benavot, and Oren Pizmony-Levy

CASGE Working Paper #3
Options in achieving global comparability for reporting on SDG 4 by Silvia Montoya and Brenda Tay-Lim

  • CASGE Working Paper #3a: Commentaries on Working Paper #3 by Kadriye Ercikan, Tünde Kovács Cerović, Radhika Gorur, William H. Schmidt, and Luis A. Crouch

    

Video

Why Measure Un-Sustainable Education? by Janna Goebel, Gustavo E. Fischman, and Iveta Silova. Animation by Bernardo Medeiros

One of the findings of the Innovations in Global Learning Metrics symposium was that measures of education quality need to follow a new path forward to include notions of environmental awareness and education for sustainability. These findings are summarized in this video.

     

Publications and Reports

Innovations in Global Learning Metrics: 2018 Post-Symposium Report

ASU Decision Theater

Why Measure Un-Sustainable Education? by Janna Goebel, Gustavo E. Fischman, and Iveta Silova

    

Resources

FreshEd with Will Brehm | Global Learning Metrics Podcast Series

J. Douglas Willms | Learning Divides: Using Data to Inform Educational Policy

ILSA Gateway

International Institute for Educational Planning & UNESCO

Mandinach, E. B. & Gummer, E. S. (2016). Data literacy for educators: Making it count in teacher preparation and practice. New York: Teachers College Press.

Pivovarova, M. & Powers, J. Decision Theater Visualization for Global Learning Metrics (GLMs) (handout)

Rosling, H., Rosling, O., Rosling Rönnlund, A. (2018). Factfulness: Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – and why things are better than you think.  New York: Flatiron Books.

Singer, J., Braun, H. & Chudowsky, N. (2018). International education assessments: Cautions, conundrum, and common sense. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Education.

Stone, D. (2001). Policy paradox: The art of political decision making. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Sykes, G., Schneider, & B., Plank, D., (2009). Handbook of Education Policy Research. New York: Routledge.

Teachers College Record Vol. 117, No. 4 (2015): Data driven decision making in education. 


Partners and Sponsors

We would like to thank the Spencer Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development for their generous support of this work as well as Arizona State University for hosting the symposium summarized in this website.