Data visualization tools
The links below direct to different data visualizations, all of which present data from our State Indicators Database. We will be adding new visualizations and tools in the future.
Select a state to download a single page summary of the adequacy and fairness of each state’s school finance system (PDF format).
Select a state to compare adequate spending and actual spending, by poverty quintile.
View each state’s results on our “core indicators” – fiscal effort, adequacy (versus other states), and progressivity.
Create scatterplots comparing the relationships between your choice of two state indicators.
Select a state and year to view teacher/non-teacher wage gaps at different ages.
Visualizations designed by Bilan Jama, Emilee O’Brien, and Lauren Schneider
STATE SCHOOL FINANCE PROFILES 2017
October 2020: One page profiles summarizing the adequacy and fairness of school finance systems for 50 states and D.C. Download your state’s profile
Latest Annual Report
The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems
The second edition of our annual report presenting findings from the School Finance Indicators Database for School Year 2016-2017. Released February 2020. Download the report.
Latest Research Briefs
School Finance and Teacher Pay Competitiveness
An analysis of the relationship between teacher/non-teacher wage gaps and state school finance systems. Released July 2019. Download the brief.