Califone Wins Best in Show for PA419-02 Portable Bluetooth PA
70 Years of the Sounds of Education
Home >
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for the Califone eNewsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

Research

Califone encourages the use of published peer-reviewed research supporting individual, small group and classroom-wide sound amplification. These references are intended only as beginning reference points and n expanded list of journals and original source materials can be found from some of these association web sites.

In order to organize the following research so it might be more readily accessible to certain products, we have grouped them by the following categories.

Classroom Wide Audio Amplification

The leading instructional tool to increase fluency is for students to hear fluent reading daily. Oral reading can, indeed, foster comprehension. By listening to their teacher read aloud to them over the course of the school year, students achieved better vocabulary and comprehension skills than students who have not been read to regularly by the teacher.

Rasinski, 2003

View all entries

Personal Sound Fields / Media Players

Repeated reading of text can help readers improve fluency. Listening to audio books several times will help our targeted struggling readers to develop fluency which in turn will lead to better comprehension of text. March 2005

The Reading Teacher 2005

View all entries

Technology

State Report Cards
many students start out with high motivation, but persistent failure causes them to lose it. Technology provided ... will create learning experiences that are engaging and motivating for students. Skinner, Ronald, "state Report Cards." Education Week 02774232, 1/6/05, Vol 24 issue 17. Database: Professional Development Collection

Chard, Cooper and Kiger, in The Struggling Reader 2006

View all entries

General

Students who are taught to read in an audio rich environment are far better at obtaining information and develop their literacy skills far quicker than their counterparts who do not receive their advance learning. The study goes on to conclude that students being taught in an audio rich environment are showing massive gain in reading on state Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

Harris-Hall Educational Foundation 2005

View all entries

White Papers

Positioning Microphones
Correct microphone placement and positioning can have a dramatic effect on the quality of sound.

ProAV Magazine,  February, 2008

View all entries
How strongly do you agree that gaming will play an increasing role as an integral component in curriuculm
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Not sure


View results

Come help us celebrate our 70th anniversary
with drawings and cutting edge audio gear
that's warranteed for school uses!

June 29th, 2016

2016 Catalog

OPEN Our New
Digital Catalog

Download the 2016 catalog

Studies about classroom acoustics illustrate that excessive noise and reverberation can interfere with speech intelligibility, resulting in reduced understanding and therefore reduced learning. In many classrooms in the United States, the speech intelligibility rating is 75 percent or less, meaning that listeners with normal hearing can understand only 75 percent of the words read or spoken....[more]


Our Pre-K kids wear the 2924AVPS-BL headphones to reduce the background noises and emphasize stories that are being presented....[more]

We use the Performer Plus™ multimedia player to play a variety of exercise music three days a week at our Senior living facility....[more]

Read more about the research on classroom wide audio amplification:

Installed PAs

PA-IRSYS

Read more about the research on personal sound fields:

Learning Centers-no media player

Learning Centers-with media player

Research