Ontario education policy includes class size guidelines for all grades, and a cap on class size for primary grades (kindergarten to grade 3). In this section, you will find information about the class size policy and its impact on schools, and research tracking class size over the past several years.
Canadian Education Association, 2010 This study looked at the effects of implementing a cap on primary class sizes. There is evidence of benefit but the impact depends on whether teaching.
Canadian Education Association, 2009 The Canadian Education Association has paired with OISE to develop research summaries for parents. They review the mixed evidence on how class size affects achievement and.
People for Education, 2007. Using data from the Annual School Survey, this report examines the effects of provincial class-size policy on Ontario’s elementary and secondary schools.