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ERIC Number: ED082327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 30
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The Effect of Three Noise Levels on Task Attention and Performance in Reading and Math with Fifth and Sixth Grade Children.
Meyer, Jo Ann; Wurster, Stanley R.
For this study, a 5th and 6th grade team taught classroom of 66 children was chosen. Three equivalent groups of 22 children each were matched on the basis of a pretest in math. Each group was given a different noise level treatment: quiet (45-55 decibels), average (55-70 decibels), and noisy (75-90 decibels). A tape recording of actual classroom noise was used for the average and noisy treatments and a soundproof room was used for the quiet treatment. The noise treatments were randomly assigned to each group. Math computation and reading sections of the Metropolitan Achievement Test, Form G, provided the study tasks. Measurements of task attention were taken every two minutes using a criterion for task attention. An analysis of variance showed no significant difference in the groups either in task attention or in math and reading performance. (Author/MLF)
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