Feb 23, 2024

An Innovative Study Shows Kids Learn More on paper Than Screens. Now What?

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For ‘deeper reading’ among children aged 10–12, paper trumps screens. What does it mean when schools are going digital?

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The Department of Education’s most recent study, declared in June, was surely sensational: it found that text comprehension skills of 13-year-olds had denied an average of four points since the Covid-affected schools in the academic year 2019–2020, and more alarmingly that the average drop was seven points compared with the 2012 figure. The results for the worst-performing students fell below the reading skill level recorded in 1971, when the first national study was conducted.

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