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Fundamental to transforming our nation's schools is the need for accurate information to more precisely measure teachers' influence on student learning. Understanding the impact of educators on student outcomes is necessary for effective policy and instructional decisions and can allow classrooms to thrive by implementing strategies that maximize the potential of both parties. But to go beyond simply tracking outputs and instead, leverage outputs to identify and measure outcomes, requires addressing all levels of the education spectrum – student, teacher, school and district. The resulting effective delivery of instruction will not only provide better outcomes for students, but will also support the necessary development of a future workforce.
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