Original:

The goals included addressing the challenges unique to each school district, to link student improvement to national norms, show documented improvement in student performance, institute programs that would exemplify best practices and be an example to schools nationwide.

Revision:

Each school district identified areas that would benefit from the IBM grant and developed goals accordingly. These goals included addressing the challenges unique to each school district, linking student improvement to national norms, show documented improvement in student performance, institute programs that would exemplify best practices and be an example to schools nationwide.