ERIC Number: ED475272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Relationship of School Design to Academic Achievement of Elementary School Children.
Yarbrough, Kathleen Ann
This study sought to determine if there are relationships between student achievement and educational facilities. It focused on the question: Does school design influence the academic achievement of elementary school students? Criteria used were scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and 86 variables describing design patterns in various categories such as movement patterns, large group spaces, architectural layout, daylighting and views, color, scale of building, and location of school site. Findings indicated that design does influence student learning, with circulation pattern or movement accounting for the largest percentage of variance for the third grade, and availability of large group meeting areas accounting for the largest percentage of variance in the fifth grade. (Contains 95 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia.