Domestic Public Policy

Can Autonomy and Equity Make Schools More Productive? The Case of California’s Statewide Reform

Grant Year: 2016

Marguerite Roza will examine whether financing schools through a weighted student formula, which links financial resources to the needs of students, can make schools more productive. She will examine data on school spending in California after the state adopted such a formula to assess whether it led to more resources going to schools that serve a large percentage of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, how schools used those resources, and whether there were any associations between these changes and levels of student achievement. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

Georgetown University Domestic Public Policy