ERIC Number: ED034303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Further Clarification of the Class Size Question.
Vincent, William S.
IAR-Research Bulletin, v9 n1 p1-3 Nov 68
This research is directed at finding an optimum class size in elementary and secondary grades. The Indicators of Quality program observes selected classroom characteristics and scores each characteristic positive, zero, or negative. The difference between the positive and negative scores provides a measure to compare with class size. Data from 47 school districts of the Metropolitan School Study Council show a progressively larger difference as class size decreases. In the elementary grades a significant break occurs between the 11-15 and 16-20 and the 21-25 and 26-30 class size intervals. In the secondary grades, the only significant break occurs between the 11-15 and 16-20 class size intervals. This process measure provides useful categories on large and small classes. Combining the results of this study with achievement test criterion will further resolve the class size question. (LN)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. of Administrative Research.