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Improving academic performance with physical fitness
Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. (2014-06-19)
Mediterranean diet may improve academic performance by affecting sleep
A new Acta Paediatrica study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may improve adolescents' academic performance, and the effect may relate to sleep quality. (2018-07-18)
Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years
Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers. (2019-09-10)
Teenagers gamble away their education
The odds are stacked against teenagers who regularly gamble. A new study in Springer's Journal of Gambling Studies shows that a 14-year-old who gambles is more likely to struggle at school. (2018-01-11)
Social networks can support academic success
Social networks have been found to influence academic performance: students tend to perform better with high-performers among their friends, as some people are capable of inspiring others to try harder, according to Maria Yudkevich, Sofia Dokuka and Dilara Valeyeva of the HSE Centre for Institutional Studies. (2015-12-08)
Over half of kids born very early need extra help at mainstream schools
Over half of children born extremely prematurely need extra educational support in mainstream schools, reveals research published ahead of print in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2009-03-11)
Latino teens who care for others reap academic benefits
A new study from the University of Missouri, found that Mexican-American youth who exhibit more prosocial behaviors, such as empathy and caring toward others, are more likely to demonstrate better academic performance later in adolescence. (2016-10-12)
Childhood obesity found linked to math performance
In a longitudinal study of 6,250 children from across the US, researchers found that, when compared with children who were never obese, boys and girls whose obesity persisted from the start of kindergarten through fifth grade performed worse on the math test, starting in first grade, and their lower performance continued through fifth grade. (2012-06-14)
Physical activity, school performance may be linked
A systematic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2012-01-02)
Academic performance shapes student social networks
Based on data from the VKontakte social network, researchers at Higher School of Economics and the Vienna Medical University have found a relationship between students' academic performance and their closest social environment. (2017-09-27)
Cerebellum's role during motor skill learning
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered that the cerebellum, long associated with motor skill learning, does not contribute to learning itself, but is engaged primarily in the modification of performance. (2002-06-13)
Negative stereotypes about boys hinder their academic achievement
In three studies of primarily White schoolchildren in Britain, researchers investigated the role of gender stereotypes. (2013-02-12)
Teachers may be cause of 'obesity penalty' on girls' grades
While obesity is often thought of as a health problem, a new study by a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist suggests that discrimination by body weight may be the more important factor for obese white female students' lower success in school. (2017-02-07)
Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life
Researchers found that inattentiveness in childhood was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later in children with and without ADHD, even when they accounted for the children's intellectual ability. (2017-08-29)
Clerkship order linked with outcomes on clerkship subject exams, grades, not clinical performance
Susan M. Kies, Ed.D., of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, and colleagues conducted a study to assess whether the order in which third-year core clerkships are completed affects student performance. (2010-09-14)
Moderate to vigorous exercise boosts teens' academic performance
Regular moderate to vigorous exercise improves teens' academic performance, and particularly seems to help girls do better in science, indicates research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2013-10-21)
Research finds poor sleep affects student's school performance
With disturbed sleep creating poor measurable effects, our eyes must turn towards ZZZs. (2005-09-20)
After-school programs may foster academic achievement
Children who are highly engaged in after-school programs can improve their reading, academic motivation, and expectations for their own success when compared to children whose after-school care includes that of babysitters, relatives, and time alone. (2005-07-14)
Poor motor performance linked to poor academic skills in the first school years
Children with poor motor performance at the school entry were found to have poorer reading and arithmetic skills than their better performing peers during the first three years of school. (2013-10-28)
What a difference a grade makes
Children with attention problems that emerge in first grade show poorer school performance for years afterward, including scoring lower on fifth grade reading. (2013-10-22)
Vitamin D does not seem to boost kids' brainpower
High levels of vitamin D do not seem to boost teens' academic performance, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2012-04-11)
NC State lands grant to evaluate special ed assessment and accountability
Assessing educational progress in schools has become increasingly important since the passage of No Child Left Behind, but significant questions remain about the best way to measure schools' effectiveness when it comes to working with children in special education programs. (2011-09-08)
New study shows chewing gum can lead to better academic performance in teenagers
New research to be presented at the American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2009 shows chewing gum can lead to better academic performance in teenagers in a classroom setting. (2009-04-22)
Start school later in the morning, say sleepy teens
A survey of sleep-deprived teens finds they think that a later start time for school and tests given later in the school day would result in better grades. (2007-05-20)
Primary schoolchildren that sleep less than 9 hours do not perform
A study by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB in Spanish) and Ramón Llull University have researched the relationship between the sleeping habits, hours slept, and academic performance of children aged between six and seven years of age. (2011-09-13)
Childhood obesity linked to math performance, MU researcher says
A University of Missouri researcher has found that children's weight is associated with their math performance. (2012-06-14)
Checking phones in lectures can cost students half a grade in exams
Students perform less well in end-of-term exams if they are allowed access to an electronic device, such as a phone or tablet, for non-academic purposes in lectures, a new study in Educational Psychology finds. (2018-07-27)
New look at Facebook and grades
News last month of a pilot study suggesting that college students' use of Facebook was related to lower college academic achievement probably sent more than a few parents reeling. (2009-05-07)
Video games, cell phones and academic performance: Some good news
Using cell phones and playing video games may not be as harmful to children's academic performance as previously believed, according to new research by a team of Michigan State University scholars. (2009-03-24)
Going to bed late may affect the health, academic performance of college students
College students who go to bed late are more likely to have poor quality sleep, which may affect their mental health and academic performance. (2007-06-13)
Curiosity doesn't kill the student
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it's good for the student. (2011-10-27)
Abilities required for success in school don't differ greatly from those required in the real world
Intelligence in the workplace is not that different from intelligence at school, according to the results of a meta-analysis of over one hundred studies involving more than 20,000 people. (2004-01-11)
Bonuses boost performance 10 times more than merit raises
Giving a 1 percent raise boosts performance by roughly 2 percent, but offering that same money instead in the form of a bonus for a job well done should improve job performance by almost 20 percent, finds a new Cornell study. (2006-12-08)
Do financial incentives change length-of-stay performance in ED? Study results are mixed
The results of a retrospective study on a pay-for-performance (P4P) program implemented in Vancouver, British Columbia suggest mixed consequences -- it can reduce access block for admitted patients but may also lead to discharges associated with return visits and admissions. (2019-08-14)
Is overall screen time associated with academic performance in kids, teens?
Screen time overall wasn't associated with the academic performance of children and adolescents in this observational study. (2019-09-23)
Reporting of clinical trial results by top academic centers remains poor
Dissemination of clinical trial results by leading academic medical centres in the United States remains poor, despite ethical obligations -- and sometimes statutory requirements -- to publish findings and report results in a timely manner, concludes a study in The BMJ this week. (2016-02-17)
Better sleep is associated with improved academic success
According to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, getting more high-quality sleep is associated with better academic performance. (2009-06-10)
Digital textbook analytics can predict student outcomes, Iowa State study finds
College professors and instructors can learn a lot from the chapters of a digital textbook that they assign students to read. (2015-09-23)
Synthesis considers how being smart helps you at school and school helps you become smarter
Academic achievement plays an important role in children's development because academic skills, especially in reading and math, affect many outcomes, including educational attainment, performance and income at work, health, and longevity. (2020-01-28)
Performance Standards-Part II
Performance Standards-Part II will further develop the interpretation of performance standards and how to define and measure outcomes. (1998-01-14)
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