For the years that it was available, the Education Consumers Foundation collected and analyzed value-added data from the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), the most sophisticated value-added system in the country.

The data was used to identify and reward effective school leaders, help consumers determine how effective their local schools are, uncover information on the relationship between poverty and effectiveness, and identify practices common to effective schools.

Below are a number of articles about how data and awards might be used to improve schooling in your state.