Publications present findings from the School Finance Indicators Database, which are designed to be useful to policymakers, parents, and the general public.

Annual Report

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems: In this annual report, we present findings from the three “core indicators” of the database: fiscal effort, adequacy, and progressivity.

Download the latest annual report – published March 2019 (data from the 2015-16 school year)

Research briefs

(COMING SOON): We will be publishing periodic research briefs highlighting other key measures in the database or other findings of interest.

Latest News

THIRD RELEASE OF THE SCHOOL FINANCE INDICATORS DATABASE

January 2021: Read the annual report, view individual state profiles, and download the full dataset.

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.