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From: BBC

Should twins be taught separately?

Should twins automatically be put in different classes at school? New research suggests not.

A study from Goldsmiths, University of London, finds no strong evidence that putting twins into different classes at school is better for them academically.

And this is the case for both identical and non-identical twins.

It says there should be no strict rules on separating twins, and it should be left to the youngsters, their parents and teachers to decide what is best.

The researchers analysed data from more than 9,000 pairs of twins aged between seven and 16 in schools in the UK and Canada.

They found that, on average, separating them had no substantial positive or negative effect on the twins’ academic achievement, cognitive ability and motivation.

Researchers examined twins’ academic achievement, based on teacher reports and exam results, as well as their cognitive abilities and academic motivation.

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