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ERIC Number: ED620370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
The Impact of COVID-19 on Learning: A Review of the Evidence
Education Endowment Foundation
Schools in England have experienced unprecedented disruptions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There were two periods during which in-person learning was restricted for the majority of pupils: first for 14 weeks in spring 2020; and then for eight weeks in winter 2021. During these periods of partial closure, many pupils experienced some form of remote learning. Even when schools re-opened fully, significant challenges remained due to high levels of staff and pupil absence. Research shows that COVID-19-related disruptions have worsened educational inequalities: the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has grown since the onset of the pandemic. This report provides a summary of the findings from a range of studies that looked at the impact on learning during this period.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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