Noise hits test scores

12th September 2003 at 01:00
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.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today