Attainment gap grown by a quarter since pandemic, study shows

Derren Hayes
Friday, July 2, 2021

The attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils has grown by up to 25 per cent over the past two years, latest analysis published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggests.

Reading progress had deteriorated among children studied in the spring compared with 2019 levels. Picture: Adobe Stock
Reading progress had deteriorated among children studied in the spring compared with 2019 levels. Picture: Adobe Stock

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