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Meta-Analysis of Research on the Relationship of Class-Size and Achievement. The Class Size and Instruction Project [microform] / Gene V. Glass and Mary Lee Smith
Bib ID 5363514
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Glass, Gene V
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
81 p. 
Summary

The first in a series of reports by the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, this report demonstrates the positive relationship between reduced class size and pupil achievement. The researchers collected about 80 studies that yielded over 700 comparisons of the achievement of smaller and larger classes. The results showed that as class size increases, achievement decreases. For example, the difference in being taught in a class of 20 versus a class of 40 shows an advantage of 6 percentile ranks. The relationship between class size and achievement is slightly stronger at the secondary level, but it does not differ appreciably across different school subjects, levels of pupil IQ, or several other demographic features of classrooms. The report suggests that schools cannot afford the consequences of maintaining large classes all the time and must find ways to finance smaller classes for some pupils or for all pupils for part of the school day. (Author/LD)

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Availability: Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103 ($5.50; prepaid orders only).

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: C8088.

ERIC Note: Appendix may not reproduce clearly.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Achievement Rating.  |  Charts.  |  Class Size.  |  Comparative Analysis.  |  Educational Research.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Literature Reviews.  |  Statistical Analysis.  |  Statistical Data.  |  Statistical Studies.  |  Tables (Data)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Smith, Mary Lee, author  |  Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA
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