Research has shown that class size has a huge impact on how students learn. This paper discusses some arguments for smaller classes and some of the arguments against smaller classes. Some of the other topics this paper discusses are topics such as some of the past class size reduction programs with their results, dropout rates, disadvantaged and minority students, high school and middle school grades, males versus females in smaller classes, and online courses. More research is needed to determine how class size affects teacher quality and student achievement. There have been considerable disagreements in respect to the findings from class size studies, and despite the volumes of work that have been published over a long period of time, the long-standing debate over the class size issue continues.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan, Ph.D.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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