23 March 2021

Corona: some pupils are extra duped by first closure primary schools

During the first school closure in primary education in the 2019/2020 school year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, pupils from all backgrounds suffered a delay in learning growth compared to the previous years. This can be seen for all three domains: arithmetic-mathematics, spelling and reading comprehension. However, the delay is greater for some pupils than for other pupils. This is shown by research by scientists at Maastricht University based on the National Cohort Research Education (NCO).