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 Nadu’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.
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