National Journal asked “are state data systems worth the risk?”
The terminal outcomes of K-12 aren’t only test scores and graduation rates, they should include college completion and employment. We can’t really measure K-12 effectiveness without the ability to know where high school leavers/graduates go.
Florida’s experience seems to indicate that we can add this important information without comprimising privacy.
RttT will result in about 20 states implementing robust K-12 with some visibility into post secondary and employment. This will prove to be vital improvement infrastructure in the decade to come.