Education space provisions
- 84 Health and wellness awareness
- 85 Integrative design
- 86 Post-occupancy surveys
- 87 Beauty and design I
- 88 Biophilia I - qualitative
- 89 Adaptable spaces
- 90 Healthy sleep policy
- 91 Business travel
- 92 Building health policy
- 93 Workplace family support
- 94 Self-monitoring
- 95 Stress and addiction treatment
- 96 Altruism
- 97 Material transparency
- 98 Organizational transparency
- 99 Beauty and design II
- 100 Biophilia II - quantitative
- 101 Innovation feature I
- 102 Innovation feature II
- P5 Health through housing equity
- P6 Education space provisions
P6. Education space provisions
Class sizes kept to a reasonably manageable number of students can help to increase the amount of time a teacher is able to spend individually with a student, while decreasing the amount of time spent on addressing classroom disruptions. This can help to promote increased student achievement, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Additionally, allowing students adequate space in the classroom can be a strategy to keep learning spaces from becoming spaces of stress, and instead represent spaces conducive to focus, productive collaboration and creative thinking.
This feature requires that class size is capped at a maximum number of students per class. It also ensures that classrooms are adequately sized to minimize any detrimental effects on learning posed by problems of overcrowding.
The following minimum space allocations are met:
The number of students per class for 90% of offered classes may not exceed the following:
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Verification Methods Matrix
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The NSTA Safety Advisory Board recommends that science classrooms for elementary school students are set at 24 students per class if there is at least 45 ft² per student.
A goal of the federal Class-Size Reduction (CSR) Program was to reduce class size for grades K-3 to 18 students in order to improve student achievement.
The Arizona State University Classroom Design Guide recommends that lecture halls in higher education allocate between 18 ft² to 20 ft² per student overall.
The Arizona State University Classroom Design Guide recommends that seminar classes in higher education allocate between 25 ft² to 30 ft² per student overall.