Class-size-reduction efforts in other states - Thanks to the Oregon Legislative Policy and Research Office, we’ve included some costs and impacts nationwide.
The Class Size Reduction Program report, issued by the U.S. Dept. of Education (2000), cites studies that conclude smaller classes contribute to academic success. The class-size reduction program was enacted by Congress in 1998, focusing on early grades.
Reducing class size: What Do We Know? from the U.S. Dept. of Education. This report is the basis for the federal initiative to reduce class size nationwide.
Class-size reduction: lessons learned, a highly regarded policy brief from WestEd, the regional education lab in San Francisco.
Class Size and Students At Risk: What is Known? What is Next? From the U.S. Dept. of Education, April 1998.
For more resources, go to Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and search database for "reducing class size."