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.
The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 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 FY18 school-by-school expenditure data on the district and school report cards.