Which interventions work best to overcome learning deficits? This toolkit provides a practical guide for promising interventions in primary education.
The Netherlands was in a hard lockdown in 2020. All schools had to close their doors; with this, schools were physically closed for the vast majority of students. As a result, distant education was inevitable. Distance learning may also be necessary in other situations, for example when a child is on prolongued sick leave. Therefore, it is important to know how to prevent children from falling behind in such a situation.
Education Lab NL, together with the Dutch Inspectorate of Education, has investigated which promising interventions in distance learning can help. For this, we conducted a literature review of overview studies and a series of separate scientific studies. We focused on hard and convincing evidence, i.e. we limited ourselves to studies that meet the highest scientific standards.
Our research shows that with good distance learning and complementary measures at school level, it is possible to deliver effective distance learning.