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ERIC Number: ED538321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-21
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
Class Size & School Size. Research Brief
Hansen, Angela
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Class size is one of the most researched and heavily debated topics in American public education. Currently, at least 25 states have initiated class size reduction (CSR) programs. In the past twenty years, several major studies have been conducted which indicate that smaller class sizes produce an increase in student achievement as well as greater student, teacher, and parent satisfaction. However, many of these studies have been criticized by politicians and conservative groups as containing faulty methodology and inconclusive results. In addition, class size reduction programs can be quite costly and there are many factors which contribute to the success or failure of these programs. Suggestions for creating successful CSR programs are offered. (Contains 13 online resources.)
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana; Tennessee; Wisconsin