In 2002, the NSW Government announced that class sizes would be reduced in the earliest years at selected schools under a $5 million class size pilot.
The pilot was conducted in 2003, and 63 schools from across the range of socioeconomic communities received extra teachers to reduce class sizes.
The Hon. Dr Andrew Refshauge, the former Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs tabled the Class Size Pilot Evaluation Report in NSW Parliament on 3 December, 2003. The report was developed by Professor Bob Meyenn, Dean of Education, Charles Sturt University.