Strategic School Funding for Results (SSFR)

During the 2009-10 school year, the American Institutes for Research and Pivot Learning Partners (PLP) formed a partnership with two large California school districts—Los Angeles and Twin Rivers Unified School Districts—to design a comprehensive approach to local school finance and governance.

With the ultimate goal of improving the level and distribution of both teacher effectiveness and student learning opportunities, the Strategic School Funding for Results project was designed to (a) develop and implement more equitable and transparent strategies for allocating resources within each district; (b) link those strategies to policies and processes designed to encourage innovation, efficiency, and teacher effectiveness; and (c) strengthen accountability for improving student outcomes.