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Studies: smaller classes don't increase achievement
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Smaller class sizes are not proven to increase academic achievement; socio-economic standing is the more important factor, according to several studies conducted on the effects of school size in South Carolina. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan presented the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees with information during its meeting Tuesday from seven studies conducted in the state of South Carolina on topics such as school and class sizes and their effects on academic performance. Research on the effects of class sizes in the 1990s was a “mixed bag,” Morgan said.