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Measuring Academic Progress and Financial Efficiency in Texas Schools

The Financial Allocation Study of Texas (FAST) measures how spending in every Texas public school district and campus translates to student academic progress. Updated data for the second year of FAST ratings was released in September 2011. The Comptroller’s FAST study also identifies and shares cost-effective practices that could benefit campuses and districts across the state.

New FAST Results Are Here!

Find out which districts and schools achieved the highest ratings for cost-effective academic achievement in the 2009-10 school year!

Find out how your district or school compares to others. Learn More »

Texas Honors Circle 2011

46 districts and 313 campuses qualified for the Texas Honors Circle in 2011. Did yours?

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How did we rate Texas public schools’ academic performance relative to their spending?

How to use the FAST tool to generate custom reports.

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Smart Practice

Facilities: Cedar Hill ISD

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Energy Efficiency Northside ISD

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Reducing Dropouts Conroe ISD

“FAST is excellent. Its potential for improving public education in Texas is huge.”

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“Comptroller Combs and her staff… have carried out a thoughtful analysis of the available data and now offer effective, accessible presentation of the results. This is excellent work by a public agency toward an important public interest.”

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“The Executive Summary is the clearest and most succinct exposition of public education in Texas that I have ever read.”

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“The analysis is looking at just the right thing — what we are getting for spending on schools and how that differs across the state.”

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“This will be a valuable tool for every policy maker, parent, taxpayer and all who are interested in the future of the State of Texas.”

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“Texas is once again leading the way on the key education reform of the day.”

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