ERIC Number: ED239765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-21
Reference Count: 0
Project Primetime: 1982-83 Report.
Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.
This report for the 1982-83 school year summarizes the results of Project Primetime, an experimental program to improve students' basic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic by reducing class size from kindergarten through the second grade. Three major results emerged from the study: (1) Students in the project scored higher on standardized tests than did students in larger classes; (2) Discipline and behavior problems were reduced in classes with lower teacher/student ratios; and (3) Teachers reported increased productivity and effectiveness in classes with fewer students. It was concluded that small class size during the early years of a child's academic development strongly enhances the quality of the child's initial educational experiences. Appendices list the nine schools participating in Project Primetime during 1981-82 and 1982-83 and enumerate the 24 school corporations and 28 school sites participating in the program during the 1983-84 and 1984-85 school years. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.
Identifiers: Indiana; Project Primetime