A New Way to Explore School Budgets

March 23, 2013

You can do less with less, or you can change your district's cost model by rethinking how schools and systems are structured. DREAM allows you to adjust key cost levers in your district and instantly see how these changes impact your budget and other critical measures.

DREAM uses the most recent available (2010-11 data in most areas, 2009-10 financial data) NCES Common Core of Data (CCD) to generate a cost model for your district. This model is represented as a series of “sliders,” each representing a key cost lever. By adjusting the sliders, you can drive changes in cost and other important measures of quality and efficiency such as time or class size.

Explore DREAM here:

Learn how the tool works by watching our Introduction to DREAM video: