ERIC Number: ED307713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Class Size in Mesa Public Schools: Research and Implementation, 1988.
Dickson, Lou Ann S.
Class size is a continuing concern for administrators and teachers in the Mesa Public School system. Research examined findings that reductions in class size can increase student achievement as measured by common standardized tests, but only if size is reduced to something below 20 students per class. Class size also produced changes in nonachievement areas such as attitudes, student participation, behavior, classroom management, quality of instruction and school climate. Reductions in class size were tremendously costly to implement. Projected costs for various class size reductions are presented. Appended are 20 references and five tables summarizing the class size research. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mesa Public Schools, AZ. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.