ERIC Number: ED428521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
School Sound Level Study.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
California has conducted on-site sound surveys of 36 different schools to determine the degree of noise, and thus disturbance, within the learning environment. This report provides the methodology and results of the survey, including descriptive charts and graphs illustrating typical desirable and undesirable sound levels. Results are presented for the following questions: What are the typical sound levels in open plan schools where few, if any, physical barriers exist between classes? Is it possible to obtain good sound control with open space planning? When do satisfactory acoustic performance levels stop and when do interference levels start? and What differences in architectural designs and finishes contribute to satisfactory or unsatisfactory acoustic performance? (GR)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Classroom Environment, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Noise (Sound), Public Schools, Surveys
California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271; Tel: 916-445-1260; Web site: http://www.cde.ca.gov/dmsbranch/sfpdiv/sfpdpublications.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California