A Comparison of Students’ Academic Achievement in English in Single-Sex and Co-Educational Schools
Keywords:Academic Achievement, English Language, Gender, Single-Sex Schools, Co-Educational Schools
In this ex post facto research, the difference in students’ academic achievement in English has been examined in single-sex and co-educational schools on the bases of data obtained from 576 students from 03 boys’ only, 04 girls’ only, and 07 co-educational secondary schools from Multan. Students’ score in achievement test and gain in grades obtained in the subject of English from 2001 to 2005 were analysed using t-test of independent samples against grouping variable type of school students attended. Statistical control was also applied in the analyses of co-variance over confounding variables associated with students’ family and school. Both boys and girls from single-sex schools obtained better score in achievement test and gained better grades than students from co-educational schools and this difference remained statistically significant even after applying statistical control.
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