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School Facilities Improve Learning Bibliography


American Architectural Foundation. Design for Learning Forum: School Design and Student Learning in the 21st Century. External link opens in new window or tab. Washington, DC: American Architectural Foundation, 2007.

———. Report from the National Summit on School Design: A Resource for Educators and Designers. External link opens in new window or tab. Washington, DC: American Architectural Foundation and KnowledgeWorks Foundation, 2006.

Blincoe, James Maurice. "The Age and Condition of Texas High Schools as Related to Student Academic Achievement." External link opens in new window or tab. Ed. D. diss., The University of Texas at Austin, 2008.

Boese, Stephen, and John Shaw. New York State School Facilities and Student Health, Achievement, and Attendance: A Data Analysis Report. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) NY: Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2005.

Boyce, Peter. Reviews of Technical Reports on Daylight and Productivity. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Troy, NY: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004

Branham, David. "The Wise Man Builds His House Upon the Rock: The Effects of Inadequate School Building Infrastructure on Student Attendance." External link opens in new window or tab. Social Science Quarterly, no. 5 (2004): 1112-28.

Buckley, Jack, Mark Schneider, and Yi Shang. "Fix It and They Might Stay: School Facility Quality and Teacher Retention in Washington, D.C." External link opens in new window or tab. Teachers College Record,107, no. 5 (2005): 1107-23.

———. Los Angeles Unified School District School Facilities and Academic Performance. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2004.

Bullock, Calvin C. "The Relationship between School Building Conditions and Student Achievement at the Middle School Level in the Commonwealth of Virginia." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) PhD diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007.

California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division. Educational Specifications: Linking Design of School Facilities to Educational Program. (PDF; 184MB) Sacramento: California Department of Education, 1997.

———. Healthy Children, Ready to Learn: Facilities Best Practices. (PDF; 5MB) Sacramento: California Department of Education, 2007.

———. Re-Visioning School Facility Planning and Design for the 21st Century: Creating Optimal Learning Environments. (PDF; 1MB) Edited by University of California Berkeley: Center for Cities & Schools, 2008.

———. School Site Selection and Approval Guide. Sacramento: California Department of Education, 2000.

California School Library Association, Standards Taskforce. Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Edited by Debbie Abilock. Sacramento: California School Library Association, 2004.

Cash, Carol, and Travis Twiford. "Improving Student Achievement and School Facilities in a Time of Limited Funding." External link opens in new window or tab. Connexions. December (2006).

Chan, Tak Cheung. "Do Portable Classrooms Impact Teaching and Learning?" External link opens in new window or tab. Journal of Educational Administration 47, no. 3 (2009): 290-304.

Chaney, Bradford, and Laurie Lewis. "Public School Principals Report on Their School Facilities: Fall 2005. Statistical Analysis Report." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, 2007.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools. Best Practices Manual: Volume I: Planning. External link opens in new window or tab. San Francisco: Collaborative for High Performance Schools, 2006.

Committee on Environmental Health. "The Built Environment: Designing Communities to Promote Physical Activity in Children." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Pediatrics 123, no. 6 (2009): 1591-98

Corley, Robert. "The Condition of California School Facilities and Policies Related to Those Conditions." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) In Expert Report: Williams v. State of California, 2002. San Francisco: Superior Court of California, 2005.

Cotton, Kathleen. New Small Learning Communities: Findings from Recent Literature. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 2001.

Do K-12 School Facilities Affect Education Outcomes? External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Nashville, TN: Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 2003.

Dryfoos, Joy G. Evaluation of Community Schools: Findings to Date. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: Coalition for Community Schools, 2000.

Durán-Narucki, Valkiria. "School Building Condition, School Attendance, and Academic Achievement in New York City Public Schools: A Mediation Model." External link opens in new window or tab. Journal of Environmental Psychology 28, no. 3 (2008): 278-86.

Earthman, Glen I. Prioritization of 31 Criteria for School Building Adequacy. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Baltimore, MD: American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland, 2004.

———. "School Facility Conditions and Student Academic Achievement." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) In Williams Watch Series: Investigating the Claims of Williams v. State of California. Los Angeles: UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, 2002.

Earthman, Glen I., and Linda K. Lemasters. "Teacher Attitudes About Classroom Conditions." External link opens in new window or tab. Journal of Educational Administration 47, no. 3 (2009): 323-35.

Engelbrecht, Kathie. "The Impact of Color on Learning." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Presentation given at NeoCon 2003, Chicago, Illinois, June 2003.

Fuller, Bruce, and others. "Building Schools, Rethinking Quality? Early Lessons from Los Angeles." External link opens in new window or tab. Journal of Educational Administration 47, no. 3 (2009): 336-49.

Harner, David. "Effects of Thermal Environment on Learning Skills." External link opens in new window or tab. The Educational Facility Planner 12, no. 2, April (1974): 4-6.

Heschong Mahone Group. Daylighting in Schools: An Investigation into the Relationship between Daylighting and Human Performance. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) San Francisco: Pacific Gas and Electric Co., 1999.

———. Daylighting in Schools: Reanalysis Report. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Sacramento, CA: California Energy Commission, October 2003.

———. Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Sacramento, CA: California Energy Commission, October 2003.

Hughes, Stephanie Marie. "The Relationship between School Design Variables and Student Achievement in a Large Urban Texas School District." External link opens in new window or tab. Ed.D. diss., Baylor University, 2006.

Jackson, Richard J. J., and June Tester. "Environment Shapes Health, Including Children's Mental Health." External link opens in new window or tab. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 47, no. 2 (2008): 129-31.

Kumar, Revathy, Patrick M. O'Malley, and Lloyd D. Johnston. "Association between Physical Environment of Secondary Schools and Student Problem Behavior." External link opens in new window or tab. Environment and Behavior 40, no. 4 (2008): 455-86.

Lackney, Jeffery. Thirty-Three Educational Design Principles for Schools and Community Learning Centers. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2000.

Lee, Valerie E. , Douglas D. Ready, and Kevin G. Welner. "Educational Equity and School Structure: School Size, School Overcrowding, and Alternative Organizational Structures." External link opens in new window or tab. In Williams Watch Series: Investigating the Claims of Williams v. State of California. Los Angeles: UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, 2002.

Lippman, Peter C. Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools. External link opens in new window or tab. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Lyons, John B. "Do School Facilities Really Impact a Child's Education." External link opens in new window or tab. In IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues. Scottsdale, AZ: Council of Education Facility Planners International, 2001.

Mason, Laura Deanne. "School Facility Design Characteristics Supporting California Schools to Watch (TM) - Taking Center Stage Middle Schools: Perceptions of Middle School Principals and Teachers." EdD diss., University of LaVerne, 2008.

Matsuoka, Rodney H. "Student Performance and High School Landscapes: Examining the Links." External link opens in new window or tab. Landscape and Urban Planning, no. 4 (2010).

Nair, Prakash, Randall Fielding, and Jeffery Lackney. The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for the 21st Century. External link opens in new window or tab. 2nd revised ed. Minneapolis, MN: DesignShare.com, 2009.

Nathan, Joe, and Karen Febey. Smaller, Safer, Saner Successful Schools. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2001.

Rahman, Tamanna, Rachel A. Cushing, and Richard J. Jackson. "Contributions of Built Environment to Childhood Obesity." External link opens in new window or tab. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, no. 78 (2011).

Sandel, Megan. "The Impact of the Physical Condition of School Facilities on Student's Short Term and Long Term Health." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) In Expert Report: Williams v. State of California, 2002. San Francisco: Superior Court of California, 2005.

Schneider, Mark. Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes? External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2002.

———. Linking School Facility Conditions to Teacher Satisfaction and Success. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2003.

Sheets, Martin Eugene. "The Relationship between the Condition of School Facilities and Certain Educational Outcomes, Particularly in Rural Public High Schools in Texas." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Ed.D. diss., Texas Tech University, 2009.

Stevenson, Kenneth R. The Relationship of School Facilities Conditions to Selected Student Academic Outcomes: A Study of South Carolina Public Schools. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Columbia, SC: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, 2001.

———. School Size and Its Relationship to Student Outcomes and School Climate. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2006.

Tanner, C. Kenneth. "Effects of School Design on Student Outcomes." External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Journal of Educational Administration 47, no. 3 (2009): 381-99.

Tanner, C. Kenneth, and Ann Langford. The Importance of Interior Design Elements as They Relate to Student Outcomes. External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: ERIC, 2003.

Uline, Cynthia L., Megan Tschannen-Moran, and Thomas DeVere Wolsey. "The Walls Still Speak: The Stories Occupants Tell." External link opens in new window or tab. Journal of Educational Administration, no. 3 (2009): 400-26.

Vincent, Jeffrey M., and Mary Filardo. Research on the Impact of School Facilities on Students and Teachers: A Summary of Studies Published since 2000. External link opens in new window or tab. Washington, DC: 21st Century School Fund, 2009.

Whipple, Sara Sepanski, and others. "An Ecological Perspective on Cumulative School and Neighborhood Risk Factors Related to Achievement." External link opens in new window or tab. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 31, no. 6 (2010): 422-27.

Wiechmann, Dennis Robert. "The Relationship between California's Community Day Schools Facility and Facility Condition with Measures of Academic Readiness, Academic Achievement, and Resiliency." PhD diss, California State University, Fresno, 2008.

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