The effect of single -sex classes on achievement in math, reading, and language arts and perceptions among eighth grade teachers in a Rutherford County middle school

Melinda L Pope-Chesser, Tennessee State University

Abstract

Achievement test scores are one of the primary concerns in the field of education. No Child Left Behind mandates that all children should be proficient in all academic areas. No Child Left Behind has opened the door to innovative programs that will aid in this cause. One door that has opened is single-sex classes. One Rutherford County middle school has put single-sex classes in place in the eighth grade. This study evaluated the effect of single-sex classes on TCAP Achievement test scores in the areas of mathematics, language arts, and reading. Data was collected for the first year of implementation of the program. This study also consisted of a qualitative component in evaluating three teachers who teach single-sex classes. Data collected was used to analyze teachers' descriptions of single-sex classrooms and their interactions with students. ^

Subject Area

Education, Middle School|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Melinda L Pope-Chesser, "The effect of single -sex classes on achievement in math, reading, and language arts and perceptions among eighth grade teachers in a Rutherford County middle school" (2009). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3389359.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3389359

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