Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST)

Published 2010

This is the original FAST study.

Part 1: 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.

Part 2: FAST Ratings by District and Campus

From Abbott to Zephyr, every school district and campus in Texas receives a Financial Allocation Study for Texas rating ranging from one to five stars. See how well your school district and campus fares in their academic progress and spending.

Part 3: Smart Practices for Minimizing Costs

Learn more about the innovative strategies school districts use to keep spending down while building student achievement plus other smart ideas from across the state.

Part 4: Beyond K-12: Cost Efficiencies in Higher Education

Universities and community colleges are sharing resources, stacking schedules and shaving expenses. What cost-cutting lessons can public schools learn?

Appendix: Background, Methodology and Expanded Data for Recommendations

Get all of the details behind the Financial Allocation Study for Texas, including an overview of school spending, demographic trends, and the in-depth methodology behind the district and campus FAST rating results.

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