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students achievement found increased

Many studies have linked smaller class sizes in schools to increased student achievement, yet this finding remains controversial. Other researchers have found no such link, or have noted small and largely meaningless effects. When increases in achievement are found, however, they tend to be centered on the early primary grades and students who are disabled or high-risk. In one example, Project STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Ratio) in Tennessee, students were randomly assigned to either large or small classes during the early primary grades. It was found that students from smaller classes reported higher achievement, which persisted through seventh grade. Increased achievement is attributed to the teacher's increased ability to respond to students, fewer classroom discipline problems, and reduced likelihood of teacher burnout. Teachers universally report their belief that they teach more effectively and with less frustration in smaller classrooms, although sometimes this is not supported by independent observations. It appears that some training for teachers in how to make the most of smaller class sizes is beneficial.

Bibliography

Achilles, Charles. "Students Achieve More in Smaller Classes." Educational Leadership 53, no. 5 (1996):76-77.

Bennett, Neville. "Annotations: Class Size and the Quality of Educational Outcomes." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 39, no. 6 (1998):797-804.

Susan L. O' Donnell

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about 1 year ago

Comments about larger classes or tray, I feel, however, the small classes would be more effective. Too many people will not focus for learning

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about 1 year ago

All children will be benefited if follow this tips.

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about 1 year ago

These article are child related.All tips are important for children.I think all children are beneficiary if follow these articles.Yearbooks Australia

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about 1 year ago

All students should be provided with good conditions in their class rooms. By ‘conditions’ I meant that they must get the modern facilities. European countries have always taken good care of this. But in Asia, Africa and Latin America are still struggling to achieve this.

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about 1 year ago

I really appreciate your time! Thanks a lot.


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