Would you have scored higher on the SAT if it wasn’t for daylight-saving time?


Where daylight saving time is implemented, SAT scores are lower:

Generating a novel scion to several obliquely related literature streams, this study examined a particular high-profile cognitive outcome of a sometimes controversial government policy, daylight-saving time. Controlling for socioeconomic status by proxy, the principal finding was a surprisingly strong negative relationship between imposition of the time policy in a geographic area and SAT scores of local high school students. The cautious conclusion is that the daylight-saving time policy should possibly be even more controversial for, at minimum, its economic implications.

Source: “Detrimental effects of daylight-saving time on SAT scores.” from Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, Vol 4(1), Feb 2011, 44-53.

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