argue that smaller classes allow students to get more individual attention and result in better grades,
better test scores and fewer disciplinary issues.
But critics of class-size reduction efforts argue that such reforms simply take money away from other priorities without making a meaningful difference in children’s learning.
Unlike other areas of education research, Ready says, there have been large-scale, randomized control trials
generally considered the gold standard in research design – examining the effects of class-size reduction
These studies found that smaller classes correlate with better test scores.