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No matter what type of doctor you see, they usually collect similar information. Even before the doctor enters the room, someone will assess your blood pressure, weight, height, and temperature. These are markers related to your health. If your blood pressure or temperature is too high, or perhaps your weight has gone up or down drastically since your last visit, the doctor will know something in your treatment plan needs to be addressed. Like screening for these essential health markers, schools can also use data to see how the larger system is working. These screening tools also help teams determine if additional data are needed to solve student-specific needs. In many cases, schools may already be collecting significant amounts of information about their students they can use for decision making.


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