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Academic Return on Investment: Foundations and Smart Practices

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Academic return on investment (AROI) is the practice of scientifically evaluating the cost-effectiveness of academic programs and then deciding where to allocate resources accordingly. Put more simply, AROI is a structured approach to getting the most bang for the buck. GFOA's Academic Return on Investment: Foundations and Smart Practices report provides guidance on utilizing AROI and also provides a number of examples from districts utilizing AROI concepts.