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As the state Legislature and the governor allocate more spending on programs designed to improve student outcomes, access to good data is essential to monitoring the progress of those programs, the report said.
The survey by BerkeleyIGS/EdSource shows that 69 percent of voters “believe is it very important for the state’s public schools to put greater emphasis on preparing high school students who may not end up going to college to be successful in the workforce” while just 28 percent say schools near them “are doing an excellent or good job in this area.”