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Li, Wei; Konstantopoulos, Spyros – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Policies about reducing class size have been implemented in the US and Europe in the past decades. Only a few studies have discussed the effects of class size at different levels of student achievement, and their findings have been mixed. We employ quantile regression analysis, coupled with instrumental variables, to examine the causal effects of…
Descriptors: Class Size, Achievement Gap, Educational Policy, Achievement Tests
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Shen, Ting – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
Class size reduction has been viewed as one school mechanism that can improve student achievement. Nonetheless, the literature has reported mixed findings about class size effects. We used 4th- and 8th-grade data from TIMSS 2003 and 2007 to examine the association between class size and mathematics achievement in public schools in Cyprus. We…
Descriptors: Class Size, Mathematics Achievement, Evidence, International Assessment
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Li, Wei; Konstantopoulos, Spyros – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Class size reduction policies have been widely implemented around the world in recent years. However, findings about the effects of class size on student achievement have been mixed. This study examines class size effects on fourth-grade mathematics achievement in 14 European countries using data from TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and…
Descriptors: Class Size, Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Evidence