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Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools!This valuable text combines the latest research with a national study of diverse schools that dramatically increased student achievement by implementing key strategies and reallocating resources.

Reducing Class Size
Reducing class size

As we discussed in Chapter 3, one strategy that schools deployed to use instructional time more efficiently and effectively was to reduce class sizes. This is a resource-intensive strategy that often requires either extensive resource reallocation or an infusion of new money. Thus, this chapter discusses resource use and reallocation strategies schools and districts have adopted to reduce class size in kindergarten through Grade 3 to 15 students per teacher. As most resource reallocation occurs at sites, the chapter begins with a discussion of categories of resources at the school level and how those various categories of resources have fared in general resource reallocation processes. It then addresses evidence on class-size reduction as an effective strategy. It ends with other ...

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