Leonard Sax, executive director National Association for Single Sex Public Education (2008) noted, "Same Gender Classrooms have long existed in educational institutions" (p. 1). According to Cable and Spradlin (2008), "The option of single-sex schooling in public schools has emerged once again through federal policies associated with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001…" (p. 1). The purpose of this study was to determine if Same Gender Classrooms impact state mandated test scores. More than a dozen schools throughout the Midwest implementing Same Gender Classrooms were contacted and interviewed. Test scores from schools implementing Same Gender Classrooms were compared to co-ed classroom test scores. This study focused on grades 5th – 8th communication arts and mathematics. Findings of the study showed students enrolled in Same Gender Classrooms tended to increase scores on state test scores, as well as to show a decrease in discipline and build higher, more positive self-esteem. In conclusion, implementation of Same Gender Classrooms is one program to assist with learning styles and increased tests scores for boys in communication arts and girls in mathematics.
|Commitee:||Devore, Sherry, Swofford, Brad|
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/09, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational tests & measurements, Curriculum development|
|Keywords:||Achievement, Same gender classrooms, Standardized tests, Student achievement|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be