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Small Class Size: Student Success Graciela Alanis CIED 5383 July 20, 2011
In large classes, teachers… cannot control the students cannot work with the students individually Yes students, more independent work!!! may not be able conduct classroom activities
Problem Statement Due to budget cuts, districts are increasing class sizes which leads to a decrease in student success.
What must you know? In a small class… Teacher creates effective relationships with students Teachers work effectively with all ability levels More student engagement Effective time management Less student discipline and classroom management Teachers have a positive aspect of teaching More use of enrichment activities Students work collaboratively More classroom communication More classroom configuration More teacher responding to students (Price & Terry, 2008)
Also… “Those in smaller classrooms containing 19 students scored significantly higher on the achievement tests than their counterparts in larger classrooms containing 26 students” And… “Students who study for four years in smaller classrooms are more likely to take the SAT or ACT and apply for college” (Cornelious, Gaines, Gautney, Johnson, Rainer, Notar 2008)
More… Significant benefits in Reading from attending small classes.
How Small can a Small Class Be? Small classes range between 13 to 17 students Regular classes range between 18 to 24 students A class above 24 students is considered a large class Large Regular Small
Research Purpose The goal of this research is to understand that what makes student success is small class sizes.
Significance of the Study This study is important because… Parents, educators, and policymakers need to realize that a small class is inevitable for a student’s success.
In Conclusion A small class size can: Increase individual attention from the teacher Reduce noise level and behavior issues Increase assessment scores Increase enrichment activities and cooperative learning
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