Boys and girls in Tamil Nadu who study in co-ed schools perform better than their counterparts in non-co-ed schools, a study has found.
Report Bee, a Chennai-based data analytics company, conducted an extensive analysis of single sex schools and co-ed schools between 2012-2015.
According to data released by them, in 2015, among the 6258 schools that appeared for the Class 12 board exams, the pass percentage for boys-only schools was 59.8 whereas the pass percentage for girls-only schools was 66.2. But in case of co-ed schools, during the same time period, the pass percentage of boys and girls increased to 63.6 and 66.8 respectively.
The analysis also observed that Class 12 boys from Tamil Naduâ€™s revenue districts who study in co-ed schools score 5.3% more than those who study in boys-only schools. Perambalur district has the highest maximum difference of 13.5%.
But districts like Kanyakumari, Dindigul, Ooty, Namakkal, Trichy, Nagapattinam have boys studying in boys-only schools doing better than their counterparts in co-ed schools.
A similar study on students studying in Class 10 also revealed that boys in co-ed schools are performing better. Except Virudhunagar, all the other revenue districts showed a higher performance in average marks scored by boys studying in co-ed schools.
The study also concluded that girls are performing better than boys, irrespective of them being in a single-sex school or a co-ed school.
Image courtesy: By Sandeep.jgupta via Wikimedia Commons