Poor classroom acoustics: The invisible reason Johnny can’t read. Poor classroom acoustics create a negative learning environment for many students, especially those with hearing or learning difficulties. According to a report by David Lubman (“America’s Need for Standards and Guidelines to Ensure Satisfactory Classroom Acoustics”) “acoustical conditions in many classrooms are unsuitable for such tasks
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Michael Gilrane, New York University. This paper identifies the achievement impact of installing air filters in classrooms for the first time.
$1,000 can raise a class’s test scores by as much as cutting class size by a third. By Matthew Yglesias@firstname.lastname@example.org An emergency situation that turned out to be mostly a false alarm led a lot of schools in Los Angeles to install air filters, and something strange happened: Test scores went up. By a
ABSTRACT: First- and second-grade schoolchildren chronically exposed to aircraft noise have significant deficits in reading as indexed by a standardized reading test administered under quiet conditions. These findings indicate that the harmful effects of noise are related to chronic exposure rather than interference effects during the testing session itself. We also provide evidence that the
Children in schools bombarded by frequent aircraft noise don’t learn to read as well as children in quiet schools, Cornell University researchers have confirmed. And they have discovered one major reason: kids tune out speech in the racket. “We’ve known for a long time that chronic noise is having a devastating effect on the academic