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ROI: Scatterplots

Spending vs. Outcomes by School

Interactive data displays allow users to explore resource equity, how dollars are allocated to schools, and which schools are most able to leverage their money to maximize student outcomes. Click any state to explore and filter by specific districts, school characteristics, and student demographics. Darkest blue states use FY23 fiscal data; medium blue states use FY22; lighter blue states use FY21. 

Spending data per student for each school is shown on the horizontal axis. The vertical axis displays outcomes; the source is noted in the axis label. Note at what value the axis starts (this is often>zero).

Our team is making regular updates. If you have questions or would like to be notified when your state is updated, please email us at

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