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Research Shows: Girls School Graduates Have an Edge

Source: National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS)

For the first time, educators have solid evidence of girls' schools' effectiveness.

In late March, UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies released the results of a well-documented, national study which shows the significant edge girls' school graduates have over their coed peers. This research supports the positive effects of single-sex education.

 Below are some highlights:


Peer-reviewed research, documented by UCLA's Dr. Linda J. Sax and colleagues last year, and commissioned by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools compares the self confidence, political-engagement, academic achievement and aspirations of a large and representative blind sample. Drawing from the well-known Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research, the study uses sophisticated methodology, both descriptive and analytical, to separate single sex schooling from other influences including socio-economic background, race/ethnicity, parental education, and the characteristics of the high schools attended.

The documentation reveals girls' school alumnae have a definite edge on their coed peers.

Please click here for more information from NCGS and to read the complete report from UCLA. 

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