School Closure Policies and Student Reading Achievement: Evidence Across Countries

Kennedy, Alec I. Strietholt, Rolf
Recent findings from the release of PIRLS 2021 International Results in Reading reveal significant declines in reading achievement in many countries after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, confirming existing national research. A study has been conducted using the latest data to examine the effects of school closures on student reading achievement using international variation in school closure policies.