Illinois created a brief describing the data, how it’s collected, and how it will be displayed. A press release also prompts the public to explore the data and includes questions to consider, such as: Why might schools be funded the same or differently, based on the school’s local context? Do I notice any connections between student needs, student outcomes, and expenditures? A Frequently Asked Questions page provides further guidance on navigating the report cards and invites questions or comments about the site to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Week’s Daarel Burnette II reported on the roll out of Illinois’ school spending data in “Four Things That Make This State’s ESSA School Spending Data Unique.”