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Part 1: FAST Executive Summary

The Financial Allocation Study for Texas examines school spending and student academic achievement. The executive summary provides a quick look at how spending and academic progress stack up in Texas schools.

This is Part 1 of 4 in the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) report.

Table of Contents

Study Development and Review Process

  • Project Overview
    • Expert Consultants
    • Texas Education Leaders
      • Academic Measures
      • Spending Index
      • FAST Rating

    Public Education Spending in Texas

    • Funding
    • District Fund Balances
    • School District Mandates
      • Class Size Limit
      • Staff Benefits
      • Testing Requirements
      • Reporting Mandates


Smart Practices

  • Instruction and Staffing
  • Financial Management and Technology
  • Purchasing and Student Services
  • Facilities


FAST Web Reporting Tool