ERIC Number: ED304762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Class Size: What's the Story? A Research Brief.
Educational Service District 189, Mt. Vernon, WA.
This research brief reviews selected 1986 publications concerning the effects of class size on student achievement, attitudes, and behavior. The following points are made: (1) smaller classes in the lower grades have a positive effect on student learning attitudes and behavior; (2) minority, disadvantaged, and low-achieving students perform better in smaller classes; (3) lowering class size to 20 may have a positive effect on student learning, but lowering it only to 30 may not; and (4) while many positive results are believed to come from small classes, class size is but one of several variables affecting classroom climate and student achievement. (JAM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Service District 189, Mt. Vernon, WA.
Note: Produced by the Research Center.