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Washington2020-08-03T18:47:29+00:00

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Washington published FY18 and FY19 school-by-school spending data on the Washington State Report Card and on separate per-pupil expenditure pages with comparisons to district and state averages. Explore Washington’s spending data below or jump over to the state report card HERE.

A note from the Washington report card page: These per-pupil amounts are estimated based on district reported data. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction used a uniform allocation method to estimate the per-pupil amounts. OSPI will use this method to report per-pupil expenditures until the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

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

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

While there is no interactive comparison feature, per-pupil spending data for all schools within a district is available via a downloadable excel file on the finance tab of the comparison districts page of the Washington State Report card.

The Washington Report Card does not provide an ability to directly compare spending with demographics. However, Washington state does provide downloadable spending and demographic data. Use these tools to conduct your analysis.

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

Use the Washington Report Card to visit each comparison school(s) page to gather demographic and school financial data.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Demographic information is available on Washington’s Data Portal. Filter the results by year, school, and student (currently only 2017-2018 is available.) Then download the “October 1 Count of Students with grade, gender and ethnicity 2017-2018” file to identify demographically similar schools. Then view and/or download each comparison school’s spending details  on the report card to conduct your own analysis.

The Washington Report Card does not provide an ability to directly compare spending on services with demographics. However, Washington state does provide spending on services and demographics for each school. To access spending on services click on the “Details” tab of the Finance page for your comparison school(s).

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

Use the Washington Report Card to visit each comparison school(s) page to gather demographic and school spending data. Access spending on services by clicking on the “Details” tab of the Finance page for your comparison school(s).

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Demographic information is available on Washington’s Data Portal. Filter the results by year, school, and student (currently only 2017-2018 is available.) Then download the “October 1 Count of Students with grade, gender and ethnicity 2017-2018” file to identify demographically similar schools. Then view and/or download each comparison school(s) spending details to conduct your own analysis. Access spending on services by clicking on the “Details” tab of the Finance page for your comparison school(s).

Washington state does not yet have an online comparison option. You can view individual school’s report cards to gather comparison details on outcomes data such as percent of students meeting standards, graduation rates for high schools, and growth rates for elementary and middle schools.

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

Using the Washington Report Card view each comparison schools report card to gather outcomes, demographics, and spending data.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Demographic information is available on Washington’s Data Portal. Filter the results by year (currently 2018 demographic data is available), school, and student. Then download the “October 1 Count of Students with grade, gender and ethnicity for 2017-2018” file to identify demographically similar schools. Then view and/or download each comparison school(s) spending and outcomes details.

MORE ABOUT WASHINGTON

Washington is planning key updates to its online Washington State Report Card and per-pupil expenditure pages, including comparison tools and downloadable data files. Some school-level spending files may be downloaded HERE now. We encourage you to check back for updates. If you have any questions about the data reported by Washington state or feedback on its report card please email: reportcardredesign@k12.wa.us

The Seattle Times published this story, “Making the grade: Parents, here’s how to find – and decipher – Washington’s new school report cards” by reporter Neal Morton on the report card and school spending data in Washington.