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ERIC Number: ED448185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Impact of Small Class Size on Achievement.
Grantham, Madeline Kay
The effect of class size reduction on grades and retention was investigated. Class size for second and third graders in a rural school district was reduced from an average of 24 in second grade to an average of 20 students per class and an average of 25 in third grade to an average of 22 per class. The purpose was to investigate whether the provision of more instructional time between teacher and child through class size reduction would increase academic achievement and decrease pupil retention. Comparing year grade averages in mathematics and reading and comparing the retention rates to the previous year's averages and rates were the methods used to evaluate the success of this intervention. Results indicate positive gains in achievement and a reduction in the number of students retained. (Contains 1 table and 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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