A Statewide Study of Student Achievement and Behavior and School Building Condition.

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This paper presents findings of a study that examined the relationship between student achievement/behavior and school-building condition. A survey sent to all high schools in North Dakota elicited a 60 percent response rate. The Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills was used as a measure of student achievement and the numbers of disciplinary incidents as an indicator of student behavior. Findings indicate that a positive relationship existed between student achievement and building condition and between student behavior and school condition. Study results were compared with other studies that used similar methodologies with different populations.
Earthman, Glen I.
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