Understanding Student-Weighted Allocation as a Means to Greater School Resource Equity

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Karen Hawley Miles and Marguerite Roza

Published December 2006 in Peabody Journal of Education

This article examines how the shift to student-weighted allocation affected the pattern of resource distribution within 2 districts: the Houston Independent School District and Cincinnati Public Schools. This study provides evidence that student-weighted allocation can be a means toward greater resource equity among schools within districts. Resource equity is defined here in per-pupil needs-weighted fiscal terms.

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