ERIC Number: ED237521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Class Size Project, 1980-1981. Final Report.
Carrington, Andrew T.; And Others
This study was designed to determine the effect class size had on the reading achievement of first grade students. During a review of the literature, identified studies were analyzed for evidences of impact on student reading achievement, the instructional program, operational expenditures, and classroom space. The Virginia Beach research study was a modification of the South Carolina First Grade Pilot Project, 1975-76: The Effects of Class Size on Reading and Mathematics Achievement Study. A class of 29 pupils and a class of 21 students, referred to as the large ("normal" or control) or the small ("reduced" or experimental) class, constituted the treatment groups. The analysis was based upon the data elicited from eight pairs of schools. The reading achievement of first grade students in smaller classes, when compared to the reading achievement of first grade students in larger classes, was significantly higher. The project, which began September 1980, was designed to provide reliable data about program impact on which to make decisions of whether the model should be extended to other schools, modified and continued for purposes of further study, or terminated. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.