Printer Friendly

Puttin' the tube to the test.

Are you one of the "lucky" kids who have TVs in their rooms? Well, you might want to think twice (or twice as hard) about going into a TV-induced trance. A study published in a recent issue of Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine finds that kids who have TVs in their rooms score much lower on standardized tests. In simple terms? UPN and MTV don't necessarily add up to A's and B's. Of course, Dina Borzekowski, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, who co-authored the study, isn't quick to jump to any radical conclusions, pointing out the possibility that kids who do better in school simply may not be as interested in watching TV. Still, may we suggest being a tad smarter about what you choose to view on the tube? Nothin' wrong with tuning into a little public television now and again.
COPYRIGHT 2005 Monarch Avalon, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Short Stuff; kids who have TVs in their rooms score much lower on standardized tests
Publication:Girls' Life
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2005
Previous Article:Tune in.
Next Article:Pretty tricky.

Related Articles
Are tests the answer? As more high schools start using standardized exams, the stakes get higher. (National).
Philosophy and measurement of school achievement.
How schools cheat: from underreporting violence to inflating graduation rates to fudging test scores, educators are lying to the American public.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters