21 October 2021
The balance after a year and a half of the COVID-19 crisis in education

Vulnerable students remain the hardest hit by COVID-19

The balance after a year and a half of the COVID-19 crisis in education: the corona delay has partly been made up, but learning growth is still lower, especially in mathematics. Vulnerable students remain the hardest hit. Primary school pupils still see a slowdown in learning growth after a year and a half, although part of the slowdown caused by the two school closures has been made up.

However, there is still a gap between students from different socio-economic backgrounds. This is apparent from research by Professor Carla Haelermans from Maastricht University and other scientists based on the National Education Cohort Survey (NCO) of the National Education Research Agency (NRO). The scientist come up with new figures based on a year and a half of the COVID-19 crisis, in which schools had to close twice but also worked hard to make up for the delay.

UM Press Office