ERIC Number: ED458782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the Performance of Students in Daylit Schools.
Nicklas, Michael H.; Bailey, Gary B.
This analysis investigates the relationship between the availability of daylight in classroom and performance of elementary and middle school students in three daylit schools designed by Innovative Design for Johnston County Schools in North Carolina. Results show that students attending daylit schools outperformed students attending artificially lighted schools by 5 to 14 percent. The study asserts that recently built, non-daylit schools did not guarantee better performance. The study showed further that performance was significantly and negatively impacted by placing students in temporary, mobile classroom units; e.g., students temporarily placed in mobile classrooms had their average scores on the California Achievement Test drop by 17 percent. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Lighting, Middle Schools, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Student School Relationship
For full text: http://www.innovativedesign.net/papers/papers.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina