May 6, 2015: Redesigned Database of Indiana School Referenda
To provide school administrators, policy makers, community members, and researchers with better research tools on Indiana school referenda data, CEEP has redesigned the Database of Indiana School Referenda.
In the database you will find the full Database of Indiana School Referenda as an Excel file, including school referenda data and results as well as summary statistics. The database now also features data visualizations where you can explore Indiana school referenda outcomes, requested tax increases, and vote shares by interacting with three tabs: 1) All Indiana School Referenda Outcomes, 2) General Fund Referenda, and 3) Construction Referenda.
Click here to see the redesigned Database of Indiana School Referenda.
April 15, 2015: New Data Visualization Tool
The Indiana General Assembly is considering changes to Indiana’s school funding formula as part of its deliberations about the state’s biennial budget. The school funding formula determines the distribution of funds to each of the state’s 289 school corporations and public charter schools. Particular attention in both the House and Senate proposals has been given to the complexity grant, which is the part of the state’s school funding formula that provides additional funding to school corporations to educate students from low income families. The proposed changes have implications for the equitable distribution of school funding as well as the amount of funding available to school corporations and charter schools to implement education services and reform strategies.
To explore how these changes impact Indiana’s school corporations and charter schools, CEEP has adopted the use of the visualization tool Tableau. Using publicly available data and Tableau, CEEP researchers developed displays showing how proposed changes to the funding formula will affect state funding provided to school corporations and charter schools. The tool also explains how the complexity grant currently works and would work in the revised funding formula. Finally, the tool invites you to propose your own changes to the funding formula to see how your changes would impact school corporations.
Please click here to access the data visualization.