Fact sheets on class size

These research summaries provide the evidence for the positive and wide-ranging impact of small classes on achievement, school climate, student socio-emotional growth, safety and suspension rates, parent engagement, and teacher attrition, especially in schools with large numbers of disadvantaged children.  The first is for use by any teacher, parent or advocate nationally; the second is meant primarily for residents of New York state.

A two-page fact sheet, summarizing the benefits of smaller classes.  Reducing class size is one of the few educational reforms proven to work to improve outcomes for all students as well as narrowing the achievement gap,  yielding a host of cognitive and non-cognitive benefits.

A fact sheet listing the 7 myths of class size reduction, juxtaposed with the truth.

A four-page research brief about class sizes in NYC, later adapted into a position paper for the A+NYC.

A five-page fact sheet summarizing research demonstrating the benefits of class size reduction for black male students

A three-page fact sheet explaining the benefits of class size reduction for the upper and middle grades –not just the early grades.

A three-page fact sheet exploring the benefits in California’s student achievement, parental involvement and teacher retention which occurred as a result of the state’s Class Size reduction program of  1996.

A one-page table comparing the benefits of Class Size Reduction against corporate education reforms, as embodied in Race to the Top.

A two-page fact sheet illuminating the research proving that there is no class size threshold required before a smaller class will result in more learning.

A brief in support of the Los Angeles school board resolution that passed in June 2013 to invest new funding towards lowering class size.