The Effect of Single-Sex Education on Academic Achievement, Socio-Behavioral Outcomes and STEM Participation in Middle School: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Trinidad and Tobago

Project: Research project

Description

Recent studies address the problem of student selection to schools. However, these
studies make comparisons across schools or classes and may be confounded by unobserved
differences between single-sex and coeducational environments (such as different curriculum,
selectivity, or teacher quality). To isolate the effect of single-sex schooling from other
confounding factors, one should compare outcomes in coeducational and single-sex classrooms
with the same schooling environments, teachers, and external supports. The policy experiment in
Trinidad and Tobago provides a unique opportunity for a credible comparison of this nature.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date6/1/1312/31/16

Funding

  • Spencer Foundation (201400013)

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Trinidad and Tobago
sex education
academic achievement
participation
experiment
teacher
school
evidence
curriculum
student