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Recommendation - 5.1

All learners will have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and outside of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.

To meet this goal, we recommend the following action:

5.1 Recommendation: Develop and adopt a common definition of productivity in education, and more relevant and meaningful measures of learning outcomes and costs.

The Department of Education should lead a national initiative to identify strategies for increasing productivity in education and work with states, districts, and schools to build their capacity for implementing them. The cornerstone of this national initiative should be the formation of a commission and the development of an ongoing research agenda dedicated to improving productivity in the education sector.

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