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Would Reductions in Class Size Raise Minnesota Students' Test Scores? Evidence from Minnesota's Elementary Schools.

Cho, Hyunkuk, Paul Glewwe, and Melissa Whitler.

This article reviews recent research on class size and test scores, and considers the effect of class size on student achievement based on data from Minnesota. The authors conclude that reducing class sizes in elementary schools in Minnesota would have only very small impacts on student learning as measured by test scores, and that parents and administrators would be best served by looking elsewhere for policies that can lead to sizeable increases in student learning or help to reduce achievement gaps among students.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
Supported by a grant from the Faculty Interactive Research Program (FIRP) at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
37 (1): 20-27
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Reporter 37 (1)

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