CONFERENCE ON COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION
STATEMENT ON CLASS SIZE
A. No more than 20 students should be permitted in any writing class. Ideally, classes should be limited to 15.
B. Remedial or developmental sections should be limited to a maximum of 15 students.
C. No English faculty members should teach more than 60 writing students a term. In developmental writing classes, the maximum should be 45.
ADULTY LITERACY AND BASIC SKILLS UNIT, LONDON
QUALITY STANDARDS FOR BASIC SKILLS
Small groups are essential in basic skills if students . . . are to receive the appropriate amount of individual attention. If a group is too large students . . . tend to "drop out" for lack of teacher support often after making very little progress."
Where the majority of basic skills students are at a higher level learning groups of one teacher to a maximum of 10-12 students would be considered appropriate [italics added].