Impact of Overcrowded Schools
Overcrowded classroom has been a harmful problem which has severely affected the quality of the student’s education in the primary and secondary schools. This problem has become a major issue for the students and teachers in recent years and has not allowed students to receive the proper attention they need to receive the highest education possible. Overcrowded classrooms have put students at risk for a lower achievement rate than they would receive in smaller classrooms.
Research has showed that the higher the student to teacher ratio, the less likely students are to be attentive (the crisis). The ratio of students to teachers, which is sometimes used as a proxy measure for class size, declined between 1990 and 2006, from 17.6 to 15.9 students per teacher for all regular public schools (the crisis). Statistical analysis report collected information from principals around the country, and 15 percent of the principals reported that their schools were overcrowded. Ratios are usually determined by dividing the total number of full-time teachers into the total student enrollment.
The sample design is part of the planning of the research study, if a census is not desired. “The researcher must determine who and how many to interview, what and how many events to observe, or what and how many records to inspect. (Cooper, 2006, pg72) The sample for the study will follow the National Assessment of Educational Progress design. “In years when the NAEP samples are intended only to provide representation at the national level and not for each individual state, the public and private school selection process involves an additional stage of sampling. Rather than selecting schools directly from lists of schools, the first stage of sampling involves selecting a sample of some 50 to 100 geographic primary sampling units. Each PSU is composed of one or more counties. PSUs vary in...