Pupil/class ratio

definition

Calculated by dividing the number of students enrolled by the number of classes. It should be noted that class size is difficult to define when instruction time is organised in small groups that may change in size according to the subjects studied. At the upper secondary level, where students may attend several classes depending on the subject area, measurement and comparison of class sizes should be carried out with caution.

example of use

Small schools from different villages were encouraged to come together voluntarily in order to adhere to minimum pupil/class ratios and provide the entire primary cycle (Giordano, 2008: 82).

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