Student's Test Performance Suffers As Temperatures Rise

May 31, 2018

There's a good reason school is in recess over the summer.  Research suggest that hot weather harms children's chances of doing well in exams.  The Harvard study found that for every half degree increase of room temperature from 70°F, the performance of kids reduces by 1%. That number skyrockets in temperatures rise above 89°F. The study found that students that were hot were more likely to be distracted and to become agitated and find it difficult to focus. The study found that students were more likely to have lower scores in years with higher temperatures and better results in cooler years. This applied across the many different types of climates in America. Whether in cooler northern states or the typically much warmer south, where students had to suffer in temperatures recorded above 100°F.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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