ERIC Number: ED451683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May-2
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Daylight Makes a Difference: Daylight in the Classroom Can Boost Standardized Test Scores and Learning. [Audiotape].
Kosik, Kenneth S.; Heschong, Lisa
An audiotape presents study analysis of the effect of daylighting on student performance. The study includes a focus on skylighting as a way to isolate daylight as an illumination source, and separate illumination effects from other qualities associated with daylighting from windows. Results from test scores of over 21,000 student records, along with other data sets, from three school districts reveal that students with the most daylighting had from 7 percent to 18 percent higher scores than those with the least. Despite differences in teaching styles, school building design, and very different climates, the three districts show daylighting to have consistently positive and highly significant effects. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiotape Recordings, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Light, Public Schools, Scores
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Note: Presented at Learning & the Brain: Using Brain Research to Reshape Classroom Practice National Conference (Boston, MA, April 30-May 2, 2000). Presented by Public Information Resources, Incorporated.