Per Pupil Expenditure
This information provides a report of the monies expended at each school. There are a number of factors that impact the individual school level per-pupil expenditures. Please click here for detailed explanations and definitions regarding per-pupil expenditure. For a breakdown of expenditures and other detailed data please click here.
Additionally, please click here for information about school allotment formulas.
Regular classroom teachers are allotted to schools based on the Student-Weighted Staffing model which replaced the previous differentiated staffing formulas in 2006-2007. The weighted allotment formulas provide regular teacher positions based on the number, rather than the percentage, of economically disadvantaged students at each school. A weight of 1.3 is applied to all economically disadvantaged students, regardless of the overall percentage of economically disadvantaged students within the school population. The allotment ratios are then applied to the weighted enrollment figures in order to determine regular teacher allocations. The weighted allotment formulas allow for differentiated staffing in all schools and provide a more equitable distribution of the available resources.
Student mobility rate is a measure of how many students are transferring in and out of a school during a given school year. Mobility is of concern since higher mobility tends to correlate with lower achievement.
School Improvement Plans
School improvement planning provides a process for identifying needs and establishing a common approach to meeting those needs at the school level. Effective school improvement planning contributes to overall school performance by:
- Establishing an understanding of the “big picture” of a school's current state, including student achievement, school environment, teacher community, parent community, and administrative issues;
- Reaching consensus across the school community on which needs represent the highest priorities for action based upon the potential to improve overall student and school performance; and
- Identifying goals and strategies, including specific targets, indicators and milestones required to address the school priorities
School Quality Review
The School Quality Review program is designed to develop a clear picture of the quality of education provided in a school. It assists the school in establishing a clear view of its strengths, areas for development, challenges and successes.
For more detailed information about School Quality Review and to view reports, please click here.
Return on Investment
Return on investment is calculated for each school using the state's average growth for the school divided by the per-pupil expenditure. Per-pupil expenditure includes only those expenses directly related to instruction. The resulting number gives an indication of the school's impact on academic achievement and its cost. A yellow indicator for return on investment means the number is essentially neutral: The school is neither cost-effective nor cost-ineffective.
Please click on the links below for additional information about each page of the progress reports.
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