In addition to the general state learning profile that emerges from the data, this model reveals patterns of performance that suggest other state policy challenges. Two such challenges are:
|performance gaps by race and ethnicity, and|
|considerable variation in how well teachers are prepared across the states. |
Information on how well it is meeting these two key national challenges is invaluable to a state, because improving performance in these areas is crucial to its future well-being. So what do the data tell us about how the demonstration states are meeting these challenges?