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Florida Builds Local Data-Use Capacity
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) identified increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities and decreasing the graduation gap between students with disabilities and all students as its state-identified measurable result (SIMR). To make progress toward the SIMR, the state sought to build the capacity of local education agencies to use data literacy strategies that could generalize to other initiatives, such as improving academic and behavior outcomes. This state spotlight highlights FDOE’s strategies to build local data literacy capacity and the positive impacts those efforts had on student outcomes.