LITTLETON, N.H. — A New Hampshire high school is taking away students’ cell phones during class time in an effort to improve test scores.


Teachers at Littleton High School will collect phones before classes start and return them at the end of the day.
The Caledonian-Record reports the temporary ban, approved last week, is part of an effort to improve New England Common Assessment Program test performance. Poor scores put Littleton on a list of the state’s lowest-achieving schools this year.


Most of Littleton High School’s 280 students have cell phones.


The ban also applies to the Hugh Gallen Career & Technical Education Center and the Daisy Bronson Middle School. Lakeway Elementary School will continue requiring students to keep cell phones in their lockers or backpacks.