Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Class Size and the White House

A White House report on teacher cuts cites our work on class size and postsecondary outcomes. Neato!

"The most convincing scholarly research on class sizes, based on experimental evidence from the Tennessee Student Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) project, shows that smaller class sizes in the early primary years not only produce short term gains in student achievement (Dynarski et al., 2011) but also raise the likelihood that students will attend and graduate from college and study STEM subjects (Dynarski et al, 2011)."