Weighted Student Funding Is On The Rise. Here’s What We Are Learning

Marguerite Roza
Published May 9, 2019 by Inside IES Research

Over the last two decades, dozens of big districts (including those in New York City, Boston, Denver, Houston, and Chicago) have shifted to using a weighted student formula to distribute some portion of their total budget. In this blog, Marguerite Roza discusses initial findings from Edunomics Lab’s ongoing IES-funded research study that seeks to document the range of WSF formulas and detail how they are being implemented in school systems around the nation.


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