Class Size Education Pros And Cons

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Education is one of the most important tool that is used for the success of the world. Therefore, there has been always arguments how to improve this tool. Class Size Reduction (CSR) policy has been introduced as one of the best ways to increase student’s achievement. Class size refers to number of students for whom a teacher is responsible. There are many people especially parents who are in favor of CSR. However, some other people argue that it is not the best way. For instance, Glenn Zorpette shows in his studies that Asian students get high score in huge classes. Based on many researches (… of researches…) that have been done, CSR is one of the best ways that can contribute to academic success. This paper will discuss how CSR can help on more academic achievement and what are its short…show more content…
The first advantage is that those students who attended small classes were more likely to pass the CAT and ACT exams, compared to their peers who were assigned to attend full size classes. Black students (the minority ethnic group) also benefit; therefore, it reduced the Black-White gap in college entrance test. The second long-term benefit of attending small classes is effects on graduation rate which is larger with each year of extra attending to small- classes for students in star. For all different students, the impact of participating small classes for four years increased the chance of graduation by nearly 80 %. For students from low-income homes, three years of studying in small classes increased the chance of graduation by almost 67 %, and four years in small classes more than double the chance. The last long-term benefit is small but worth mentioning, and that is taking advanced courses in high school. Attending small size classes has a major effect on taking foreign languages classes and taking highest level courses in foreign language and mathematics. (NCPEA POLICY

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