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

NEW RESEARCH BRIEF: School Finance and Teacher Pay Competitiveness

July 2019. Download the brief.

Latest Annual Report

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems

The first edition of our annual report presenting findings from the School Finance Indicators Database for School Year 2015-2016. Released April 2019. 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.