Barrow schools to add more single-sex classes

By: WINDER, Ga. (AP)
By: WINDER, Ga. (AP)

Barrow County schools are adding more single-gender classes after seeing success with a pilot program this year.

Superintendent Ron Saunders said he is talking with teachers at three middle schools about offering all-girl and all-boy classes starting in the fall. The classes were offered at Winder-Barrow Middle School this year.

District officials say students in the single-sex classes improved their math scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, while students from mixed-gender classes did not do as well. Exact scores were not immediately available.

About 10 districts in Georgia offer single-gender classes, part of the more than 500 school systems nationally that do so.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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