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10 August 2011

Bullying affects high school test scores

Students attending high schools dominated by bullies are more likely to have lower standardised test scores, a new study shows.

Students attending high schools dominated by bullies are more likely to have lower standardised test scores, a new study shows.

In conducting the study, researchers compiled surveys about bullying from more than 7,300 Grade 9 learners and about 3,000 teachers at 284 Virginia high schools. The researchers pointed out that even a 3% to 6% drop in test scores associated with bullying is significant.

School-wide bullying programmes needed

 
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