Does Size Matter?
- Relationship Between Class Size and Students' Opportunity to Learn Writing in Middle School. Tienken, Christopher H.; Achilles, Charles M. // Research in the Schools;Spring2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p13
Class-size reduction (CSR) initiatives have demonstrated positive short- and long-term effects in elementary grades. Less is known about CSR influence on achievement in middle grades. Thus, we conducted a non-experimental, longitudinal, explanatory study of CSR influence on writing achievement...
- The Centrality of Context in Learning from Further Class Size Research. Englehart, Joshua Michael // Educational Psychology Review;Dec2007, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p455
Educational researchers have conducted numerous studies regarding the effects of class size on student learning, yet the disparity of their findings make it difficult to draw overall conclusions. This paper first provides a description of some of the major class size studies in an effort to...
- Closing Essay: A Journey, Not a Destination. Phelps, James L. // Educational Considerations;Fall2011, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p63
An essay is presented which summarizes the findings of the articles within the issue on the effect of class size in student achievement. The author stresses the importance of developing a unified production theory for improving research, professional training and practice, and student...
- Class size is irrelevant finds Australian study. Rosen, Ivan // International Educator;Oct2004, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p1
Presents the results of a study regarding the effect of class size on the academic achievement of students in Australia. Amount spent by Queensland and Victoria to reduce average class sizes since 2002; Information on a study conducted in the U.S. to determine the impact of class size on...
- Sizing Up Small Classes. Jacobson, Linda // Education Week;02/28/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 24, p26
Reports on the class-size reduction initiatives in the United States. Funding of such initiatives; Challenges in the conduct of research to determine the effects of class-size reduction on school performance; Class-size reduction programs in various states.
- Smaller Classes Boost Test Scores, Study Says. Blair, Julie // Education Week;05/09/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 34, p6
Reports on the study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and Tennessee State University on the effect of smaller classes on the performance of school children in Tennessee.
- Less is more. Viadero, Debra // Education Week;7/12/95, Vol. 14 Issue 40, p33
Discusses the findings from Project Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) and Lasting Benefits Study on the advantages in educating children in small class sizes in the United States. Edge over peers upon returning to large classes; Performance of a better job in smaller classes; Cost comparison.
- SIZE REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. Dianis, Laura // District Administration;Nov2002, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p14
Reports that smaller class sizes had no effect on student achievement. Contents of a report from the Broward County School Board; Problems facing class size reduction.
- Using class size to reduce the equity gap. Achilles, Charles M.; Finn, Jeremy D.; Bain, Helen P.; Boyd-Zaharias, J.; Johnston, J.; Folger, J.; Fulton, B.D.; Nye, B.A. // Educational Leadership;Dec97/Jan98, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p40
Reports that Project STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Ratio) and other studies show that small class size can raise student achievement and increase equity. Debate around class size emerging from discussion of test scores; Problems and misunderstanding regarding the confusion over the terms...