District Search

Where does the data come from?

DREAM searches the 2010-11 NCES Common Core of Data (CCD) to find your district. If your district does not appear, try entering less information. For instance, enter “Boston” instead of “Boston Public Schools”. Additionally, it is possible to search by LEA ID, state, city, or county. Once you choose your district, DREAM will automatically create an estimated cost model for your district and take you to the modeling page.

Where CCD does not provide specific information, DREAM estimates values by using data that ERS has gathered through our extensive work with districts and from other publicly available sources. However, because these values are just estimates, you may need to adjust them to better represent the actual conditions in your district. Once you enter your model, select the "Edit Base Values" link in the Tools menu to edit your numbers.