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Hot weather doesn’t help
20 June 2018
Students may need to avoid hotter weather if they want to better exam results.
A new 13-year study by Harvard has shown that there is a link between higher temperatures and lower exam pass rates. Researchers calculated that for every 0.55C increase in average temperature there was a 1% fall in learning. Interestingly, colder days have no negative effect on pass rates. Harvard’s Joshua Goodman said policymakers and parents have underestimated the significance of temperatures in colleges and overheated exam halls.
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