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ERG Efficiency Presentation

  1. 1. Texas Public School FinanceEducation Resource Group, Inc.
  2. 2. Getting The Facts Right “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” President John Adams (1770)“... be relentless about acquiring quality data … focus on analysis and evidence-based decision making … go where that evidence leads”. Gates Foundation – Education Commission of the States Page 2
  3. 3. Student Enrollment In Public Education Page 3
  4. 4. Inflation Page 4
  5. 5. Constant Dollar Growth in All Funds Operating Costs Page 5
  6. 6. Foundation School Program (FSP) RevenuesSource: Texas Education Agency Page 6
  7. 7. Texas Public School Finance Cost of Education Index
  8. 8. Texas Education Code Sec. 42.102. COST OF EDUCATION ADJUSTMENT The basic allotment for each district is adjusted to reflect the geographic variations in known resource costs and costs of education due to factors beyond the control of the school district.The Cost of Education Index is intended to compensate for regional variationsin resource cost by providing a means of converting a statewide value into an equivalent local value. Page 8
  9. 9. Resource CostsThe Most Basic of Public Education Resource Cost Average Base Salary of Teachers Page 9
  10. 10. Education Cost Index and Teacher’s SalariesDevelop a Cost of Education Index that more accurately represents the geographic variations in average salary for all teachers. Page 10
  11. 11. Predictive Ability of the FSP Cost of Education Index Page 11
  12. 12. Improve the Cost of Education Index1. Distorts any analysis of equity.2. Must achieve its statutory goal.3. Reviewed before each legislative session. Page 12
  13. 13. Texas Public School FinanceAn Efficient System of Public Education
  14. 14. Fundamentals of Public Education Finance The 200 Largest Public School Districts in Texas Page 14
  15. 15. Leveling the Field in Public Education Finance Adjusted for Regional Costs and Student Demographics Page 15
  16. 16. Fundamentals of Public Education Achievement The 200 Largest Public School Districts in Texas Page 16
  17. 17. Leveling the Field in Public Education Achievement Adjusted for Student Demographics Page 17
  18. 18. Developing a Framework for Managing Performance Our goal must be to measure the quality of the district’s leadership and the effectiveness of their programs, not the demographics of their students. A Productivity Model demonstrates how effective each district is at taking the public’s resources and converting them into academic achievement. Page 18
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  20. 20. ERG Performance Matrix – High Value Districts Page 20
  21. 21. ERG Performance Matrix – Low Value Districts Page 21
  22. 22. Texas Public School FinanceCase Studies in Performance Analysis
  23. 23. A Case Study in Performance Management Page 23
  24. 24. A Case Study in Performance Management Page 24
  25. 25. Contrast in Academic Performance Page 25
  26. 26. Contrast In Financial Performance Page 26
  27. 27. A Call to ActionAccess to Information for: Understanding organizational performance Analyzing strengths and weakness Identifying best practice organizations Setting goals and monitoring progress Developing effective policies and strategies Page 27

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