The Effects Of Class Size Reduction On Students Academic Achievement

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The Effects of Class Size Reduction on Students’ Academic Achievement
Education is the key element of development in a country. As much, the education is efficient, the progress of a country happens faster. This important rule of education in progressing make the policy makers more concern about finding and implementing the law and policies to make education more efficient. Among different ways, one of the attractive and easiest ways is Class Size Reduction (CSR). Several countries have implemented this policy like some of the USA states, the UK, Netherland, etc. Even some Asian countries with enviable academic achievements, in spite of having large classes like Japan have chosen this option to improve their level of education (Erhenberg et al. 2001). Several research has been done to find out whether CSR does affect students’ academic achievement or not. The research like Class
Size and Pupil Adult Ration (CSPAR) project, California Class Size Reduction Reform and others provides evidences that reject the effects of CSR on students’ academic achievements or say that CSR does not affect students’ academic achievements a lot. However, other strong research like; STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Ratio) and SAGE (Wisconsin’s Student
Achievement Guarantee in Education) approve the significant effect of CSR on students’ academic achievement. This essay by combining all the above resources will show that CSR does affect students’ academic achievement; its effects are significant

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