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Education in States and Nations: 1991

(ESN) Table 16a: Average class size at grade level to which most 13-year-old students are assigned, according to school administrators, by country: 1991

Country                               Average class size
Sao Paulo and Fortaleza, Brazil                       35
Canada                                                25
China                                                 48
England                                               22
France                                                25
Hungary                                               27
Ireland                                               27
Israel                                                32
Emilia Romagna, Italy                                 21
Jordan                                                27
Korea                                                 49
Portugal                                              25
Scotland                                              24
Slovenia                                              25
Soviet Union                                          22
Spain                                                 29
Switzerland                                           18
Taiwan                                                44 
United States                                         23

NOTE: See supplemental note to Indicator 16 for details on data and sample sizes from Canada, Emilia Romagna (Italy), England, Israel, Portugal, Scotland, the Soviet Union, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States; and for discussions of the calculation of class size and of the International Assessment of Educational Progress (IAEP).

SOURCE: Educational Testing Service, International Assessment of Educational Progress, Learning Mathematics, Figure 5.2.

Figure 16 Processes and Institutions Indicators Table 16b