Measuring Equity at the School Level: The Finance Perspective

Berne, Robert and Leanna Stiefel
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 16 (4): 405-421.

This article explores conceptual, methodological, and empirical issues in resource allocation at the intradistrict and school levels. With increased attention focused on policies and data related to resources within districts, it is important that analytical problems and potential solutions be debated by researchers. The article develops ways that equity concepts can apply at the school level, identifies a series of methodological issues, and includes an empirical analysis of vertical equity at the intradistrict and school levels in New York City.

Wagner Faculty