Assessing Aircraft Noise Conditions Affecting Student Learning, Volume 1: Final Report

Aviation noise effects on schools and school children have been well-researched and documented. Recent studies indicate a potential link between aviation noise and both reading comprehension and learning motivation, particularly for those children who are already scholastically challenged. However, there has been little work done on establishing a dose-response relationship between aviation noise and classroom effects. This lack of a reliable dose-response relationship makes the evaluation of aircraft noise on schools and setting policy very difficult. With this background, the objectives of this project were to:1) identify and evaluate conditions under which aircraft noise affects student learning; and 2) identify and evaluate one or more alternative noise metrics that best define those conditions. The project consisted of seven tasks conducted in two phases. In Phase I, a literature search was conducted, leading to the identification of gaps in knowledge relevant to the project objectives. Alternative research plans were designed to fill these gaps and presented to the ACRP Panel for final selection. In Phase II, the research plan was implemented. This final report fully documents the Phase I and Phase II research activities and presents the results of the research analyses. Volume 1 summarizes the literature review, gaps in knowledge and future research, development of alternative research designs, implementation of the research plan, and future research recommendations. Appendices A through G for this report are published separately as Volume 2.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Contractor's Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACRP Project 02-26
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2014 3:18PM