The overall impact of CSR in California will not be known for a few more years; however, much can be learned from early results.
Smaller classes do seem to have positive effects on student achievement and they definitely increase the amount of individual contact between students and teachers.
Why Does class size matter today?
Class size matters because it allows the teacher greater proximity to the students, and thus more opportunities for one-to-one and small-group instruction.
Do class sizes affect the success of students?
Despite the generally positive effects of smaller classes, the benefits are not consistent across all levels and populations. Small classes make the biggest difference for early elementary school students, while for many high school students smaller classes do not make a significant difference in academic performance.
Do smaller class sizes benefit students?
Benefits of a Smaller Class Size. It has been proven that students learn faster and perform better in smaller classes. A class size of fewer than 20 students often results in more individual attention, increased participation, and better communication between the instructor and students.
Does class size really matter?
It is true that teachers typically prefer lower class sizes and students often benefit from them. Class size generally matters less than teacher quality. Smaller classes are more important for some children than for others. The wider the range of student ability in a class, the more class size matters for all students.