08 Jun Mobile Phones – Lowering Results?
A recent study has proven that the use of mobile phones impacts on school children’s test results.
The London School of Economics carried out of a study at schools across four English cities banning mobile phones and reported on test results before and after the ban. The results found an overall increase of 5.67% standard deviation in across-school and across-year test scores.
The interesting thing I found was that high achieving pupils didn’t appear to be affected, the majority of improvements were from the lowest achieving pupils.
Maybe banning mobiles is a low cost way of reducing educational inequalities?