[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Education reformers and researchers debate a lot of things, but shouldn’t it be easy for them to agree on the importance of small class sizes in PreK-12 classrooms?

Maybe. Keep reading to find out.

When we speak of small class sizes, that usually means 20 students or under for elementary school classrooms and 20 to 25 students for high schools classrooms.

The concept of using small class sizes to boost academic achievement and to solve classroom management woes is a popular one with parents, educators, and politicians. At least 80% of the states in the union have passed some type of class size reduction law or policy in the last two decades.

However, in spite of more than four decades of research, the efficacy of this ubiquitous practice is deceptively hard to measure, which has led to many debates.

Most education researchers agree that small class sizes in the primary grades coincide with higher academic achievement and higher graduation rates for students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Their disagreement is linked to whether or not the benefits of small class sizes outweigh the ginormous price tag, especially in states that already find it difficult to fund education adequately.

Recently, those same researchers have been trying to figure out the mechanisms that allow smaller class size to work, and who benefits most.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Here are the most interesting insights from their research:

So there you have.

Under the right conditions, smaller class sizes do have a positive impact on the academic achievement, engagement, and behavior of PreK-12 students.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

 

What do you think?

Are we missing something?

 

Source: http://www.theedadvocate.org/class-size-really-matter/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” content_placement=”middle” bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#eeeeee”][vc_column width=”2/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”4/12″][vc_single_image image=”4249″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.ces-schools.net/lp/what-is-the-best-plan-for-my-child-guide/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=class+size”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”4/12″][vc_column_text]

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