The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems


Key Findings from the School Finance Indicators Database


This is the annual report of the School Finance Indicators Database (SFID) project. The report presents the latest results from three key measures included in our State Indicators Database: effort, adequacy, and progressivity. Below you will find links to current and past editions of the report and accompanying materials.





Latest News

NEW DISTRICT ADEQUACY DATABASE AND RESEARCH BRIEF

March 2021: New database of spending adequacy in over 12,000 districts. Read the accompanying research brief, view profiles of individual districts, or 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 on effort, adequacy, and progressivity in state school finance systems. Published January 2021. Read the report.

Latest Research Briefs

BRIEF: The Adequacy of School District Spending in the U.S.

Key findings on the adequacy of school district spending from our new District Cost Database for the 2017-18 school year. Published March 2021. Read the report.