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U.S. Students Rank No. 1 for Sleepiness

U.S. Students Rank No. 1 for Sleepiness

Teachers in classrooms across the nation have reported that student sleepiness has limited instruction "a lot."

Education Week reviewed the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, finding that the percentage of U.S. students reported to be "too sleepy" exceeds 70 percent. Internationally, averages range from 46 to 58 percent, depending on grade level. 

"What we can say is that greater percentages of students in the United States, in comparison to other countries, have teachers that report their instruction is limited due to students' lack of sleep," said Chad Minnich, a spokesman for the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College. "Further, our data show that when instruction is limited due to students' lack of sleep, achievement in mathematics, science and reading is lower."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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