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North Dakota2020-10-30T19:33:25+00:00

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota published FY19 school-by-school spending data on their report card known as “Insights.” Click on “Explore Public K-12 Education”, then click on “Data for Specific District or School”, search or browse for K-12 schools, then click on “School Environment” and “School Finances” to view total per-pupil expenditures. North Dakota also provides a brief explanation of the school finance data encouraging the user to compare spending with state and district averages. Explore North Dakota’s data below or jump to the report card HERE.

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

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

North Dakota provides a downloadable data file containing the per-pupil expenditures for all schools in a district and the state. To access the data file, visit the Download Insights Data page, select “School Level Financial Data” from the “Requested Dataset” drop-down menu and enter your email address. North Dakota will then email you a link to access the school-by-school spending information for all schools in your district.

The North Dakota report card does not yet have an online option to directly compare spending with demographics.

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

View each comparison school’s report card. Spending data are located in the “School Environment” tab and demographics are located in the “Student” tab under “Enrollment.”

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

North Dakota does not provide a data file containing demographics or enrollment for each school in the state or district. North Dakota does publish a downloadable data file containing the per-pupil expenditures for all schools in a district and the state. To access the data file, visit the Download Insights Data page, select “School Level Financial Data” from the “Requested Dataset” drop-down menu and enter your email address. North Dakota will then email you a link to access the school-by-school spending information for all schools in your district. Use this to identify comparison schools and visit each school’s report card to gather demographic data.

The North Dakota report card does not yet have an online option to directly compare spending with outcomes or demographics.

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

View each comparison school’s report card. Spending data are located in the “School Environment” tab, outcomes data are located in the “Academic Progress” tab, and demographics are located in the “Student” tab under “Enrollment.”

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

North Dakota publishes downloadable data files for both outcomes and per-pupil expenditures for all schools in a district and the state. To access these data files, visit the Download Insights Data page then select the outcomes data you wish to compare from the “Requested Dataset” drop-down menu. To get spending data, click “School Level Financial Data” and enter your email address. North Dakota will then email you a link to access the data files. Use this to identify comparison schools and visit each school’s report card to gather demographics data.

North Dakota does not break down spending by service.

MORE ABOUT NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota 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 North Dakota or feedback on its report card, please contact North Dakota’s Department of Public Instruction at dpidashboard@nd.gov