The purpose to this study was to compare students in small class sizes to those in mixed class sizes with regard to their academic performance on standardized tests. The study examined whether reduced and mixed class sizes account for the differences in achievement of students in both academically advantaged and disadvantaged school communities. Students' socioeconomic status was included as a moderator to determine if the effect of class size on performance depended on their status. Standardized and achievement tests information collected from the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) and The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) from ABC school district in Georgia was included in the study. The study explored whether small class sizes using third-grade students, would result in greater gains in student achievement. The study included third-grade students who were academically advantaged and placed in mixed and smaller classes and third-grade students who were academically disadvantaged and placed in mixed and smaller classes for the 2005 through 2006 school year. The study statistically analyzed the data to give a detailed picture of student performance on four standardized measures to address the research questions and determine the relationship between class size and student achievement among academically advantaged and disadvantaged third-grade students. Variables such as gender, reduced, free, and paid lunch, and test scores in reading and mathematics were statistically analyzed.reductions in second grade in 1997a1998, and finally, added third-grade class size reductions in 1998a1999. ... Comparison of the SAGE studentsa#39; academic learning was measured at the beginning and end of the first-grade year and once ... The achievement gap lessened between academically advantaged students in smaller classes in first grade, who attended school in the suburbs in contrast toanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Effect of Class Size Reduction on Achievement Among Students who are Academically Advantaged and Academically Disadvantaged in the Third Grade|
|Author||:||Kay P. Rochester|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|