There is often disagreement over class size. Does it really make a difference? Well, the latest research out of Northwestern University published for the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder makes it very clear, size does matter, a lot.
The study shows that class size is an important determinant of student outcomes. The study also suggests that the larger the size, the higher the cost to society in the future in terms of formation. Regarding low-income and minority children, class size reduction shows an immediate payoff for these groups.
Small classes work in part due to higher student engagement, teaching is tailored to each student and increased time on each task.
The research is there. Class size matters!
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