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.

One page state finance profiles

Select a state to download a single page summary of the adequacy and fairness of each state’s school finance system (PDF format).

Spending adequacy profiles

Select a state to compare adequate spending and actual spending, by poverty quintile.

State profiles – core indicators

View each state’s results on our “core indicators” – fiscal effort, adequacy (versus other states), and progressivity.

Relationships between indicators

Create scatterplots comparing the relationships between your choice of two state indicators.

Teacher wage penalties

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

Latest News


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.