Since educators are on the front lines of education, we felt their voices on the ideal class size where students can benefit from both personal attention and collaborative learning was essential to truly understanding the issue.
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today released the results of a national survey of educators showing what educators say is the ideal class size and trends in class sizes across the nation. The survey comes as part of the “Voices of Education” survey series, dedicated to elevating educators by getting their expert insight on issues impacting education.
“As experts in education, educators have valuable insights on how to build successful learning environments where students can learn, thrive, and master the skills they need to be ready to start college or a meaningful career when they graduate,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “Since educators are on the front lines of education, we felt their voices on the ideal class size where students can benefit from both personal attention and collaborative learning was essential to truly understanding the issue.”
In this “Voices of Education” survey of educators across 45 states, 49 percent agreed the ideal class size is 15-20 students. The survey also shows educator perceptions of class size growth over the last three years and the effects of large class sizes on student achievement.
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Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices and teaching strategies in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice and teaching strategies and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency scores by an average of 18 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices and teaching strategies in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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