Financial Transparency and Reporting Resources

Building State Capacity & Productivity Center partner Edunomics Lab has received Department of Education funding to develop products, resources, and tools to help guide and support SEAs and LEAs in the efforts on meeting the financial requirements in ESSA.


Getting Started

In our work with 22 SEAs, we have found that school-level per-pupil expenditure data availability and access at the state-agency level varies widely from state to state, and even the most robust data systems need adjustments to meet the requirement or even better go beyond to inform system improvements. After conducting one-on-one interviews with individuals representing the 22 SEAs, we concluded that most states will fall into one of four buckets in terms of data readiness. Using this framework states can identify their own data readiness.

View the Data Inventory Report

Watch Data Inventory Intro

The following resources have been develop to assist SEAs in their individual efforts to increase financial transparency.  Learn more: contact Katie Hagan at

The BSCP Center is funded by a cooperative agreement (#S283B120042) between the U.S. Department of Education and Edvance Research, Inc.

The findings and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the U.S. Department of Education.


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