publication . Article . 2002

School Facility Conditions and Student Academic Achievement

Earthman, Glen I.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2002
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This paper shows that the condition of school facilities has an important impact on student performance and teacher effectiveness. In particular, research demonstrates that comfortable classroom temperature and noise level are very important to efficient student performance. The age of school buildings is a useful proxy in this regard, since older facilities often have problems with thermal environment and noise level. A number of studies have measured overall building condition and its connection to student performance; these have consistently shown that students attending schools in better condition outperform students in substandard buildings by several perce...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Williams v. State of California
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