The influence of class size reduction

The impact of class size reduction on student academics is a highly debated issue in the educational field today. Many research studies have been cited in support of smaller classes, while critics credit other reasons for recent increases in student achievement. This study was designed to examine the impact of class size reduction at one elementary school in Riverside County, California. This study includes the history of class size reduction generally, and the history and implementation of California's class size reduction program. It consists of analysis of survey responses from teachers regarding their experiences with, and opinions of, class size reduction. Keywords :Class Size Reduction, classroom environment, teacher-student interaction, instruction