State profiles – core indicators
Select a state from the menu below. This will populate effort, adequacy, and progressivity data for that state. The estimates for adequacy (equated spending) and progressivity are expressed at different Census poverty levels, controlling for district size, population density, and labor market costs. In the adequacy and progressivity boxes, you can also select different years to display.
Visualization by Bilan Jama and Emilee O’Brien
NEW DISTRICT ADEQUACY DATABASE AND RESEARCH BRIEF
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.