ERIC Number: ED307038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Five-Year Plan To Reduce the Adult-Pupil Ratio in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.
A collection of materials related to the Virginia Beach Public Schools' 5-year plan to reduce the adult-pupil class ratio in kindergarten, first, and second grade is presented. The first section briefly provides a rationale, a discussion of related research, and a description of the implementation plan for the reduction of class size. Included are tables estimating costs of implementing three options from 1990 to 1995. Subsequent materials are arranged in eight appendices. Appendix I provides a brief report on class size in Virginia Beach primary schools. Appendix II reports a study in the reduction of class size. Appendix II also contains six tables. Tables 1 through 4 provide a series of methods by which adult-pupil ratios may be reduced or altered, and the cost of the methods. Table 5 presents the number and percentage of students retained in kindergarten in 1987-1988. Table 6 presents comparative costs of the four options presented in Tables 1 through 3. Appendix III provides projections for city, educational planning center, and average enrollment through 1997. Appendix IV reports estimated salaries for teachers and teacher assistants from 1990 through 1995. Appendix V compares projected enrollment and capacity. Appendices VI, VII, and VIII present estimated costs of reducing class size in grades K through 2. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.