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Webinar: What does the ESSA financial transparency requirement mean for districts?

BY Laura Anderson
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Marguerite Roza

Hosted June 28, 2017 by AASA

In this webinar hosted by AASA (The School Superintendents Association), we decode key phrases in the financial transparency provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and explain the requirement’s significance.

States already report outcomes by school; this provision for the first time lets us understand school-level outcomes in the context of school-level spending. If school A and school B both get great outcomes, but school A gets them at half the cost, that’s a different story than if school A gets them at twice the cost.

The transparency requirement offers an unprecedented opportunity to build an information system that can be used to improve schooling. Toward that, we show sample data displays that array student outcomes and spending in a school. We also outline six things districts can look for in early analysis of per-pupil spending across schools.

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