ERIC Number: ED466564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Financing Elementary and Secondary Education in the States: 1997-98. Research and Development Report.
Sherman, Joel D.; Rowe, Elizabeth; Peternick, Lauri
This publication reports on an annual survey, conducted by the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS), of state financial data that is part of the Common Core of Data. The report presents state-level analyses of revenues and expenditures for the 1997-98 school year for grades prekindergarten through 12 in public schools in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the outlying territories. Major findings include: (1) total education revenues per pupil averaged $7,067, but the range per pupil was substantial across the 50 states; (2) state wealth showed a positive relationship with unadjusted local revenues per pupil and total revenues per pupil, but no relationship with either state or federal revenues per pupil; (3) total expenditures for elementary and secondary education, which comprise both current and capital expenditures, were $334 billion; (4) within current expenditures, the range in expenditures per pupil was highest for student and instructional staff support services, and lowest for instruction; and (5) all 3 measures of state wealth were consistently related to all measures of expenditure per pupil except capital expenditures. Appendix A contains supplementary tables; Appendix B describes the survey methodology, imputations and adjustments, data-analysis procedures, geographic cost adjustments, weighted and unweighted data, and references; and Appendix C is a glossary. (Contains 14 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Government Publications, National Surveys, Public Schools, School Statistics, State Aid, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.