Why these metrics?

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In order to create a community of educated citizens, it is important to measure the educational progress of students at each stage of the formal schooling process. To this end, we created measures which range from reading competency by 3rd grade to on-time high school graduation to dropout rate. By measuring how well students are performing at various stages of their education careers, the City can more accurately determine where the greatest areas of need are in order to create the highly educated community articulated by the 2040 Vision.