Class size is an important factor when determining student-to-teacher ratio. Smaller classes allow students more one-on-one time with their instructors, which in turn allows teachers to get to know their students and the way in which they learn more effectively. Keep reading to learn more about class size and how this simple number affects your child’s high school experience.
Students in Smaller Classes Perform Better
There have been numerous educational studies designed to evaluate the effect of class size on learning. Throughout these studies, it has consistently been shown that students in smaller classes perform better, regardless of the rubric used to measure performance, such as attendance records, test scores, and grades. These studies indicated that the effects of class size were as important as the experience of the teacher, making class size one of two significant factors that affect children’s learning. Furthermore, the benefits gained by reducing class size are observable at every age and level of schooling, from kindergarten through high school.
Smaller Class Sizes Benefit Students and Teachers
While it may be obvious that smaller classes benefit students, a smaller student-to-teacher ratio also benefits teachers as well. When teachers have fewer students, they can spend less time grading and more time focusing on developing targeted lessons and activities. Furthermore, teachers with fewer students feel less overwhelmed and are able to give more focus and attention to the students they do have. When teachers are less stressed and have more time to focus on teaching, the quality of teaching also improves, which is of further benefit to the students.
PPEP Tec charter schools are focused on providing students with the opportunities and environment they need to learn. Our classes offer a better student-to-teacher ratio than other schools, as well as night classes and flexible scheduling to help your child earn his high school diploma. You can read more about our schools on the web, or contact us by phone at (520) 836-6549 to discuss enrollment.