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30 June 2021

A new HSRC study estimates the pandemic has eroded learning outcomes – Dr. Vijay Reddy

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With schools due to close earlier as the third wave of infections takes hold, a study by the Human Science Research Council has estimated the effects of school closures on educational outcomes. Using proficiency in mathematics, the study is an informed speculation on how test scores have fallen between 2019 and 2020. Dr. Vijay Reddy, a distinguished researcher at the HSRC division of inclusive economic development says the learning gains made over time have been eroded by the pandemic.

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