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"If Washington wants to develop a tool to show the health of the education system and drive system improvements, the right combination of indicators, measures, and goals are critical. We need to think big. Although the Results Washington education measures and indicators are an important start, they should be stronger and more ambitious if we want to make real progress on closing the opportunity gap for our students and our future. Furthermore, we encourage close alignment with existing measurement and accountability efforts by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Board of Education, Department of Early Learning, and Student Achievement Council."