The Non-Cognitive Returns to Class Size

  title={The Non-Cognitive Returns to Class Size},
  author={T. Dee and Martin R. West},
  journal={Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis},
  pages={23 - 46}
The authors use nationally representative survey data and a research design that relies on contemporaneous within-student and within-teacher comparisons across two academic subjects to estimate how class size affects certain non-cognitive skills in middle school. Their results indicate that smaller eighth-grade classes are associated with improvements in several measures of school engagement, with effect sizes ranging from .05 to .09 and smaller effects persisting 2 years later. Patterns of… Expand
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