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Grades K-3

The Class Size Reduction program, which was established in 1996 to improve education, especially in reading and mathematics, of children in kindergarten and grades one through three.
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Forms and Instructions

Class Size Calculator (XLS)

An automated worksheet to compute excess pupils without exceeding the maximum class size.

Frequently Asked Questions


Apportionment letters and schedules.

Accounting and Audits

Audit Guide Regulations.

Final Participation and Funding Data

State, county, and school district enrollment and entitlements.


Proposed legislation, previously adopted legislation, and the law.

Special Education

School district requirements and parent dispute resolution process.

Facilities Recommendations

Information on classroom size and relocatable classrooms.

Fingertip Facts

Program history and summarized data.

Evaluation and Research

Published reports and organizations associated with class size reduction.

Contacts for Assistance

Questions: Rebecca Lee | | 916-324-4533 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 15, 2015

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