The 2013 Education Choice and Competition Index

Exploring the critical role of school choice in the future of education reform, the Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) is an interactive web application that scores large school districts based on thirteen categories of policy and practice relevant to choice. The intent of the ECCI is to: create public awareness of the differences among districts in their support of school choice; provide a framework for efforts to improve choice and competition; and recognize leaders among school districts in the design and implementation of choice and competition systems.

The 2013 ECCI was released at a January 8, 2014 Brookings event featuring a conversation with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

The application below reflects data from 2013. To view data from last year, you can visit the 2012 ECCI.

Use the District Map as a graphical representation of the distribution of district performance across the United States. Click on the colored district nodes to see information about the district.

District by Grade Received



The Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) is an annual guide to the conditions of K-12 school choice in the nation’s largest school districts.  The ECCI examines variation in district-level choice based on objective scoring of thirteen categories of policy and practice.