The Effects of Small Classes on Academic Achievement: The Results of the Tennessee Class Size Experiment

@article{Nye2000TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Small Classes on Academic Achievement: The Results of the Tennessee Class Size Experiment},
  author={B. Nye and L. Hedges and S. Konstantopoulos},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={37},
  pages={123 - 151}
}
The effects of class size on academic achievement have been studied for decades. Although the results of small scale randomized experiments and large-scale econometric studies point to positive effects of small classes, some scholar have seen the evidence as ambiguous. This paper reports analyses of a 4-year, large-scale randomized experiment on the effects of class size, project STAR in Tennessee. Although implementation was not perfect, these analyses suggest that shortcomings in… Expand
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