CLASS SIZE REDUCTION IN CALIFORNIA 1996-98 Early Findings Signal Promise and Concerns

@inproceedings{Bohrnstedt1999CLASSSR,
  title={CLASS SIZE REDUCTION IN CALIFORNIA 1996-98 Early Findings Signal Promise and Concerns},
  author={George W. Bohrnstedt and Brian M. Stecher and George W. Bohrnstedt Marian Eaton Victor Kuo Thomas B. Parrish and Dominic J. Brewer Delia Burroughs Daniel F. McCaffrey Robe Vernez and Elizabeth Burr Gerald C. Hayward Michael W. Kirst and Lisa Carlos Trish Williams and Joan McRobbie},
  year={1999}
}
VERVIEW In the summer of 1996, the California Legislature and then-Governor Pete Wilson adopted a sweeping reform to revive academic performance by lowering class size in the early grades from a maximum of 33 to no more than 20 students per teacher. With virtually no planning time, school districts managed to put hundreds of thousands of students in small classes by the time school started, just six weeks after the legislation (SB 1777) passed. By 1999-00, the fourth year of the program… CONTINUE READING

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