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Connecticut2021-01-15T00:03:45+00:00

CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut State Department of Education published FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 school-by-school financial data. FY 2017-18 total per-pupil expenditure amounts are located on each school’s Report Card page, housed on the state’s EdSight website. Click on the computer icon under the total per-pupil expenditure figure to find a breakdown of FY 2017-18 per-pupil spending by function, object, and source of funds for each school and district in the state. FY 2018-19 spending data is coming soon to EdSight.

Connecticut also published PDF reports of FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 school-by-school spending, broken out by service, federal, state and local funds, and site and site-share of central dollars on the “Connecticut Public School Expenditures” page. Explore Connecticut’s spending data below or access school spending reports HERE, the Connecticut Report Card HERE and EdSight 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

The Connecticut Report Card does not provide a comparison of school spending with state and district averages. Use the Connecticut Report Card to gather spending data for your school, district, and state to conduct your comparison. Search by state to get the average per-pupil spending for Connecticut, search by district to get the average per-pupil spending results for your district and search by school to get your schools spending results.

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 Public School Expenditures Report” page.

The Connecticut Report Card does not yet provide the ability to directly compare school-by-school spending with demographics. However, you can view individual school report cards to conduct your own analysis.

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

Use the Connecticut Report Card. The total per-pupil spending is located at the top of the report card. Click on “Students” to get detailed information about the demographics in each of your comparison schools.

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 Public School Expenditures Report” page to find the school-by-school spending data for your comparison school(s) and conduct your analysis. Or use the Connecticut Report Card to find the total per-pupil spending for your comparison school(s).

The Connecticut Report Card does not yet provide the ability to directly compare school-by-school spending on services with demographics. 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 Public School Expenditures Report” page and search for the school(s). Then go to the Connecticut Report Card and search for your comparison schools’ demographics.

The Connecticut Report Card does not yet provide the ability to compare school-by-school spending with demographics or outcomes. 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.

Use the Connecticut Report Card and search for your comparison schools’ demographics, spending, and outcomes data. Spending data is located at the top of the report card. Click “students” to gather demographic data and click “Performance” to gather 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), go to the Connecticut Report Card and search for your comparison schools’ spending and outcomes data to gather information and conduct your analysis. Spending data is located at the top of each school’s report card and outcomes data is in the “Performance” section.

MORE ABOUT CONNECTICUT

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