Zero tolerance on mobile phones the key to academic success?

Recent research out of the UK has demonstrated that banning mobile phones in schools significantly increases academic results, particularly for the battlers. The results found an overall 6.41% improvement in exam results school wide, as well as a 14.23% improvement in results for the lowest prior quartile of performers, where a no-mobile-phone policy was strictly enforced within the school. The implications of this study need to be seriously considered!

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One thought on “Zero tolerance on mobile phones the key to academic success?

  1. Dear Penny

    I read this research also and thought that it was very interesting and relevant to the current discussions at school. The research is interesting in that it notes that there is definite improvement for low achieving students but no discernible difference for high achieving students. It is certainly an issue that that requires a lot of discussion.

    Kind regards

    Cathy

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