ERIC Number: ED041586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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English Department Large-Small Class Study: English 50-60. Revised.
Silver, A. B.
The achievement of students placed in large English classes (maximum enrollment 100) at Bakersfield Junior College, California, was compared with that of students placed in regular-sized (maximum enrollment 35) sections presenting similar material. At the completion of the fall 1969 semester, students took the Iowa Test of Educational Development, and their results were compared with previous scores on this test--a test they had taken as part of the college's entrance examination. Gains for the large-group students were significantly better than for those in the regular English 50 classes. Mean and median score gains for the large-group and regular English 60 students differed insignificantly. A comparison of these groups' subsequent English course completion rates and mean GPA's revealed no significant differences. These results justified the continuation of large group classes. [Because of marginal reproducibility of original, this document is not available in hard copy.] (JO)
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Educational Development