Data visualization tools
The links below direct to different data visualizations, all of which present data from our State Indicators Database. You can also download the full state dataset in Excel or Stata format.
Single page summaries of the effort, adequacy and fairness of each state’s school finance system.
Compare each state’s adequate spending and actual spending, by poverty quintile (2018 only).
Differences in revenue between high and zero poverty districts for each state (1993-2018).
State and national trends in GSP- and income-based fiscal effort (2004-2018).
Create scatterplots comparing the relationships between your choice of two state indicators (2018 only).
Teacher/non-teacher wage gaps for each state and nationally, by teacher age (2000-2018).
Visualizations designed by Bilan Jama, Emilee O’Brien, and Lauren Schneider
THIRD RELEASE OF THE SCHOOL FINANCE INDICATORS DATABASE
Latest Annual Report
The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems
The third edition of our annual report presenting findings from the School Finance Indicators Database. Released January 2021. Download the report.
Latest Research Briefs
State School Finance Profiles 2017-18
One-page profiles of effort, adequacy, and progressivity in the school finance systems of all 50 states and D.C. Download your state’s profile.