Massachusetts published FY17 and FY18 school-by-school spending data on the school and district report cards found on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. In addition, DESE developed a policy brief in collaboration with the Urban Institute to better understand variations in school-by-school spending across the state and to accompany the expenditure data published on the district and school report cards. DESE also published a detailed school-level expenditure report that includes enrollment, staffing, outcomes, and spending data. Explore Massachusetts’s spending data below or jump over to the state report card here.
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING
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Massachusetts is continuing to work on improving their report card system and the school-level data that is included. If you have any questions about the data reported by Massachusetts or feedback on its report card please email the Education Data Services Department HERE.
Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education team has been analyzing school spending data across the state and created an interactive tool where users can explore school spending related to student need and student outcomes in Massachusetts elementary schools. Access this tool HERE. Additionally, MBAE has a blog series on education funding and spending in Massachusetts detailing total spending, revenue sources and enrollment trends. Read this blog series HERE.
In addition, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a policy brief developed in collaboration with the Urban Institute to better understand variations in school level spending across the state. The Department commissioned the brief to accompany the school level expenditure data on the district and school report cards.