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ERIC Number: EJ1002491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
The Effect of a Noise Reducing Test Accommodation on Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities
Smith, Gregory W.; Riccomini, Paul J.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v28 n2 p89-95 May 2013
Researchers in the fields of cognitive psychology and education have been studying the negative effects of noise on human performance for almost a century. A new empirical study that builds upon past relevant research on (1) test accommodations and (2) auditory distraction and academic performance was conducted with elementary age students. Reading comprehension tasks were completed by students with and without learning disabilities while wearing and not wearing noise-reducing headphones. Results of three independent statistical analyses are presented. Implications, limitations, and the need for future research are also discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A