Laura wants high academic achievement in all schools, not just a few. She wants Evaluating policies and practices to ensure that they are improving student outcomes can inform the allocation of resources. Shifting resources to the programs or practices with the greatest evidence of effectiveness can maximize students’ chances of success. Improving student achievement, however, does not necessarily mean spending more on education. In fact, there are tremendous efficiencies to be achieved by serving students well at the outset and each step along their school career.