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The impact of COVID-19 school disruption on learning outcomes: the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease experience gives reason for optimism

Cook, William (2021) The impact of COVID-19 school disruption on learning outcomes: the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease experience gives reason for optimism. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 crisis has led to disruption to schooling across the world. Though it is recognised that pupils are suffering immediate learning loss, there exists a lack of understanding as to how this disruption might affect longer-term educational outcomes. William Cook considers this question by examining the effect of school disruption in England as a result of restrictions put in place to manage the Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in 2001. He finds that primary schools that had been significantly disrupted by the measures exhibited achievement falls in the year immediately after the outbreak, driven by sizeable falls in maths performance in particular. The negative effects weaken in subsequent years, suggesting that the effects of school disruption may fade out as cohorts progress through schooling.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 14:39
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111205

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