In the past, student data often was shared with teachers too late and in such a way it was difficult to use the information to help students improve. Now, high-tech systems are being deployed to help districts collect, organize and make sense of student data. The Fairfax County, Va., district is using its Electronic Curriculum Assessment Resource Tool, or eCART, system, to build assessments and analyze data by student, class, school, school cluster and more.

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