Data visualization tools
The four links below direct to four 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 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 and Emilee O’Brien
NEW RELEASE OF DATABASE AND ANNUAL REPORT
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.