Do you think making a school "green" will improve test scores?
There is research that suggests building "green schools" (schools built to kind to the environment and be healthy for students) is of great benefit to our children and our communities. The studies have found that test scores and attendance rates increase for those going to green schools. Do you think a test can really increase just because a school is green?
I'd be interested to know more about the control measures in place on these studies. It seems to me that schools that are "going green" are more likely to be in more affluent areas while "un-green schools" would be in less desirable areas. A school district that is fighting for text book funding isn't going to be too focused on environmental issues. To answer your question though I think the answer is yes, going green could in theory increase a school's test scores. I suppose it would also have to do with how un-green the school was before the transition. You could easily test the opposite of this though. I imagine that if I sat next to a student as they tested and blew cigarette smoke in his face his scores would decrease.