Although the main purpose of the District's new teacher evaluation system is to rate teachers' effectiveness, officials are beginning to use the fresh troves of data it generates for other purposes, such as assessing administrators and determining which universities produce the best- or least-prepared teachers, reports the Washington Post.

"There are hundreds of human capital questions you need to answer to effectively run a school district," said Jason Kamras, personnel chief for D.C. public schools and the main architect behind the evaluation system, called IMPACT. "And for the first time, we have really good data allowing us to answer those questions.


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