Class Size: Does It Matter for Student Achievement?

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Title: Class Size: Does It Matter for Student Achievement?
Authors: Jepsen, Christopher
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7263
Date: 2015
Abstract: Reducing class size is a popular education policy measure with parents, teachers, and policymakers. However, research shows that reducing class size leads to, in most cases, only modest improvements in student achievement. Also, students in early grades appear to gain more from smaller classes than older students. Despite extensive research on class size, much about this relationship is still unknown. Policymakers should be aware that reducing class sizes can be costly, is no guarantee of improved achievement, and is only one of many possible reforms.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Author
Keywords: EducationClass sizeStudent achievement
DOI: 10.15185/izawol.190
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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