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Connecticut2020-03-12T14:58:13+00:00

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut published PDF reports of FY18 school-by-school spending for every district on the Connecticut Public School Expenditures page of the Connecticut Department of Education website. These reports are intended to facilitate district conversations. Connecticut currently publishes per-pupil spending information for the state and each district (but not for individual schools) as part of the state report card on EdSight, the state’s education data portal. However, Connecticut is developing a redesigned school report card that will include per-pupil spending data along with in-depth comparison functions with demographic, outcomes, and other elements. The revised report card is expected to be released by spring 2020. Explore Connecticut’s spending data below or access school spending reports HERE and the Connecticut Report Card HERE.

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WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

Connecticut does not provide a comparison of school spending with state and district averages. Locate your school’s per-pupil spending by clicking on your school’s district in the Connecticut Pubic School Expenditures Report 2017-2018 page. Then go to the Connecticut Report Card. Search by state to get the average per-pupil spending for Connecticut and search by district to get the average per-pupil spending results for your district.

While Connecticut breaks out spending by service for each school, they do not include a district or state average on the report. To calculate a district average gather the spending data by service for each school within the district and conduct your own calculation. To calculate a state average, gather the spending data by service for each school within the state and conduct your own calculation. Spending data for each school is located on the Connecticut Pubic School Expenditures Report 2017-2018 page.

Connecticut does not yet provide the ability to directly compare school-by-school spending with demographics. This may be included in the redesigned report card. Check back for updates. However, you can view individual school report cards to conduct your own analysis.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Locate per-pupil spending for your comparison school(s) by clicking on the schools’ district(s) in the Connecticut Pubic School Expenditures Report 2017-2018 page and search for the school(s). Then go to the Connecticut Report Card and search for your comparison schools’ demographics.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Use the Profile and Performance Reports section of EdSight to download PDF reports containing demographic and enrollment data. PDF reports are available for individual schools and districts. Once you’ve identified demographically similar schools or district(s), click on the district(s) in the Connecticut Pubic School Expenditures Report 2017-2018 page to find the school-by-school spending data for your comparison school(s) and conduct your analysis.

Connecticut does not yet provide the ability to directly compare school-by-school spending on services with demographics. This may be included in the redesigned report card. Check back for updates. To conduct your own comparison, locate per-pupil spending by services for your comparison school(s) by clicking on the schools’ district(s) in the Connecticut Pubic School Expenditures Report 2017-2018 page and search for the school(s). Then go to the Connecticut Report Card and search for your comparison schools’ demographics.

Connecticut does not provide the ability to compare school-by-school spending with demographics or outcomes, though they intend to include this feature on the redesigned report card. However, you can view individual school report cards to gather comparison details on spending, demographics, and outcomes.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Locate per-pupil spending for your comparison school(s) by clicking on the schools’ district(s) in the Connecticut Pubic School Expenditures Report 2017-2018 page and search for the school(s). Then go to the Connecticut Report Card and search for your comparison schools’ demographics and outcomes data.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Use the Profile and Performance Reports section of EdSight to download PDF reports containing demographic and enrollment data. PDF reports are available for individual schools and districts. Once you’ve identified comparison schools or district(s), click on the district(s) in the Connecticut Pubic School Expenditures Report 2017-2018 page to find the school-by-school spending data for your comparison schools. Then go to the Connecticut Report Card and search for your comparison schools’ outcomes data to gather information and conduct your analysis.

MORE ABOUT CONNECTICUT

Connecticut provides a brief that includes a description, methodology, and definitions to accompany the 2017-2018 per-pupil spending reports. The brief also notes that the spending reports are preliminary and that Connecticut is developing enhanced reporting features.