Educator Identifier Project
Colorado has made a commitment to increasing student achievement and growth by strengthening its focus on improving educator effectiveness. An important feature of a coherent system requires increasingly sophisticated data systems to provide necessary data to support informed decision-making. In that spirit, Colorado has launched an educator identifier system that includes linking teacher level data to student level data. This linked data will enable schools, districts, the state and other interested persons to better understand the characteristics of effective classrooms.
The purpose of the Educator Identifier system is to improve teaching and learning by linking student achievement data to the students' teacher(s) for the purposes of improving teacher quality and effectiveness. To ensure the success of this project, it has been divided into three phases, each contingent upon funding.
Generation and dissemination of unique identifiers Phase II
Integration of identifiers into existing CDE data systems as well as data systems outside of CDE, such as Department of Higher Education. Phase III
Linking educator id's with student id's into such systems as the Growth Model and other agencies, providing reports based on their data, access to data that allow districts or other identified entities to perform analysis.
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