Office of the Utah State Auditor

Office of the
State Auditor


Project KIDS

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Project KIDS is an award-winning, special, in-depth performance audit of public education that integrates financial, operational, and performance data to create interactive visualizations. This informs Utah stakeholders where the money is going in public education, so you can better determine how well that money is being spent. Select a graphic tile below to open an interactive visualization.

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High School Graduation Rates IconSchool Spending Map Icon
Peer School Comparison IconSchool Performance by LEA Icon
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The data used to populate these visualizations are collected from the Utah State Board of Education, local education agencies (LEAs), and Transparent Utah. Data from those key systems are used to allocate expenses down to the student level and analyze spending using a bottom-up approach.