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ERIC Number: EJ843071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Making Class Size Work in the Middle Grades
Tienken, C. H.; Achilles, C. M.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v3 n1 p26-36 Spr 2006
Most research on the positive effects of class-size reduction (CSR) has occurred in the elementary level (Word, Johnston, Bain, Fulton, Zaharias, Lintz, Achilles, Folger, & Breda, 1990; Molnar, Smith, Zahorik, Palmer, Halbach, & Ehrle, 1999). Is CSR an important variable in improving education in the middle grades? Can small classes be achieved in the middle grades at reasonable costs? This article provides an overview of a three-year initiative (2001-2004) to lower class sizes in a middle school through structural changes. Based on initial pre- and post-test data, the process and student outcomes have been positive. All improvements occurred at no added cost. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey