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A Think Twice Review of:

The Impact of a Universal Class-Size Reduction Policy: Evidence from Florida's Statewide Mandate

Think Twice - Jul 14, 2010

Publisher/Think Tank - Program for Education Policy and Governance at the Kennedy School, Harvard University

Author(s) -

This report analyzes statewide achievement data for school districts in Florida and purports to find that Florida's constitutional amendment limiting class size, "had little, if any, effect on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes."

Reviewer(s) - Jeremy D. Finn, The University of Buffalo- SUNY

Finn finds that the study doesn't actually address the effect of class size reduction on student achievement and has four major flaws which, when taken together, invalidate it as an evaluation of class-size reduction.