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ERIC Number: ED536525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Impact of School Buildings on Learning. Information Capsule. Volume 1204
Blazer, Christie
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
This Information Capsule examines the impact of deteriorating school buildings on students and teachers. Research indicates that students attending schools that are in poor physical condition score lower on achievement tests than students in newer, functional buildings. Studies suggest that several specific factors contribute to lower levels of student performance, including poor air quality, excessive temperatures, poor lighting, and high levels of noise. Deteriorating schools have also been found to have a negative impact on student and teacher morale and have been linked to higher levels of teacher turnover.
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services