ERIC Number: ED021320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Effect of Class Size as Measured by an Achievement Test Criterion.
Woodson, Marshall S.
IAR-Research Bulletin, v8 n2 Feb 1968
This study examines some effects of class size upon pupil achievement by statistical comparisons of student achievement tests in 95 school systems. Areas investigated include (1) whether a measurable relationship can be found between the size of classes in a school district and the academic achievement of the pupils in the district, (2) whether the relationships between class size and scholastic achievement are the same for pupils of different academic potential, (3) whether the size-achievement relationships are the same in various subject areas, (4) whether magnitudes of the size-achievement relationships vary when different kinds of class size measures are used, (5) whether the size-achievement relationships are the same for districts of different size, and (6) whether the size-achievement relationships are the same from grade to grade, Evidence leads to the conclusion that there is a small inverse relationship between academic achievement and class size which is subject to qualifications discovered in investigating areas two through six. A number of complex factors tending to distort or color the relationships were discovered. (TT)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. of Administrative Research.