Small Class Size: Student Success<br />Graciela Alanis<br />CIED 5383<br />July 20, 2011<br />
In large classes, teachers…<br />cannot control the students<br />cannot work with the students individually<br />Yes students, more independent work!!!<br />may not be able conduct classroom activities<br />
Problem Statement<br />Due to budget cuts, districts are increasing class sizes which leads to a decrease in student success.<br />
What must you know?<br />In a small class…<br />Teacher creates effective relationships with students<br />Teachers work effectively with all ability levels<br />More student engagement<br />Effective time management<br />Less student discipline and classroom management<br />Teachers have a positive aspect of teaching<br />More use of enrichment activities<br />Students work collaboratively<br />More classroom communication<br />More classroom configuration<br />More teacher responding to students<br />(Price & Terry, 2008)<br />
Also…<br />“Those in smaller classrooms containing 19 students scored significantly higher on the achievement tests<br />than their counterparts in larger classrooms containing 26 students”<br />And…<br />“Students who study for four years in smaller classrooms are more likely to take the SAT or ACT and apply for college”<br />(Cornelious, Gaines, Gautney, Johnson, Rainer, Notar 2008)<br />
More…<br />Significant benefits in Reading from attending small classes.<br />
How Small can a Small Class Be?<br />Small classes range between 13 to 17 students<br />Regular classes range between 18 to 24 students<br />A class above 24 students is considered a large class<br />Large<br />Regular<br />Small<br />
Research Purpose<br />The goal of this research is to understand that what makes student success is small class sizes.<br />
Significance of the Study<br />This study is important because…<br />Parents, educators, and policymakers need to realize that a small class is inevitable for a student’s success. <br />
In Conclusion<br />A small class size can:<br />Increase individual attention from the teacher<br />Reduce noise level and behavior issues<br />Increase assessment scores<br />Increase enrichment activities and cooperative learning<br />
Bibliography<br />Belair, J. R. (2009). Do Smaller Class Sizes Matter? [Power Point Presentation]. Retrieved from Weston Public Schools site: http://www.westonk12-ct.org/uploaded/documents/Central_Office/Educational_Services/Class_Size_Power_Point_8fINAL.pdf<br />Chingos, M. M. (2011, June 22). Reviewing the Evidence of Class Size. Retrieved from the Educationnext site: http://educationnext.org/reviewing-the-evidence-on-class-size/<br />Cornelius, E., Gaines, R., Gautney, T., Johnson, G., Rainer, R., & Notar, C. E. (2008). Do Class and School Size Matter? A Crucial Issue to School Improvement. International Education Studies, 1(4), 3-9. Retrieved from Canadian Center of Science and Education site: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ies/article/view/612/588<br />
Bibliography, cont.<br />Lewit, E. M., & Baker, L. S. (1997). Child Indicators: Class Size. The Future of Children: Financing Schools, 7(3), 112-121. Retrieved from Princeton University site: http://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/docs/07_03_Indicators.pdf<br />Price, W., & Terry, E. (2008, July 29). Can Small Class Sizes Help Retain Teachers to the Profession? Retrieved from the Connexions Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m17181/1.2/<br />Reskick, L. B. (Ed.) (2003, Fall). Class Size: Counting Students Count. Research Points: Essential Information for Education Policy. 1(2), 1-4. Retrieved from http://www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Journals_and_Publications/Research_Points/RP_Fall03.pdf<br />
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