New research by EPI into education recovery, shows that the pandemic is still having an adverse effect on pupils’ learning. This new analysis uses Renaissance’s Star Reading and Star Maths Assessments to create the largest sample size of its kind available in the country. It finds that primary aged pupils’ outcomes in maths remain well below pre-pandemic norms, whilst outcomes in reading have largely been recovered. The report builds on existing EPI research that has highlighted the pandemic to have not impacted all pupils equally. The gap in reading outcomes between primaries with the highest levels of socioeconomic disadvantage and those with the lowest is still around 6 per cent wider than at the start of the pandemic. Click here for more.