How Are Schools Funded?


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Where do private schools receive funding?

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1. Where do public schools receive funding?

2. How are Title funds determined?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can gauge your understanding of how schools get funding by using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet. You'll need to be familiar with terms such as Title funds and per-pupil spending.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Value of a higher per-pupil spending trend
  • Source of funding for private institutions
  • Determining factor for the dispersal of Title funds
  • Source of funding for public schools
  • Who determines the allocation of funds for public school districts

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on school funding
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the how schools get funding in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about per-pupil spending

Additional Learning

To learn more about school funding, review the accompanying lesson entitled How Are Schools Funded? The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Discuss some accountability factors that must be met by public schools but not by private schools
  • Define tuition and how it is determined
  • Comment on the nature of endowments
  • Talk about the two types of public schools that exist in the United States
  • Identify the types of schools that may benefit from Title funds and the purpose of such funds