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Noise hits test scores

Noisy classrooms affect pupil performance, research conducted in London shows. It found that high noise levels have a direct impact on children's test scores. In the worst cases, noise could cut performance by as much as a third, said Professor Bridget Shield, of South Bank University in London.

New regulations setting legal requirements for the acoustics of schools came into force on July 1.

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