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ERIC Number: EJ1099700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
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ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
A Review of Research on Project STAR and Path Ahead
Sohn, Kitae
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v27 n2 p116-134 2016
Understanding the effects of class size reduction (CSR) has been an enduring issue in education. For the past 3 decades, Project STAR has stimulated research and policy discussions regarding the effects of CSR on a variety of outcomes. Schanzenbach (2007) reviewed STAR studies and concluded that small classes improved student academic outcomes. Since her review, however, some research has challenged this conclusion. This paper reviews these recent challenges, comparing past and recent studies. This review is considered together with studies on large-scale CSR policies in the US and CSR studies outside the US. We conclude by suggesting a direction for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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