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After 6 months of disrupted schooling during COVID-19, German students scored substantially lower on intelligence tests than comparative earlier cohorts, with the gap persisting after 16 months.

After 6 months of disrupted schooling during COVID-19, German students scored substantially lower on intelligence tests than comparative earlier cohorts, with the gap persisting after 16 months

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Article URL:  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0281779

Article Title: Students’ intelligence test results after six and sixteen months of irregular schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Author Countries: Germany

Funding: The study was supported by a grant awarded to M.B. by the Research Fund of the University of Trier (FoF/A 2020-02). https://www.uni-trier.de/forschung/nationale-forschungsfoerderung/inneruniversitaere-forschungsfoerderung-nikolaus-koch-stiftung/forschungsfonds. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Source: After 6 months of disrupted schooling during COVID-19, German students scored substantially lower on intelligence tests than comparative earlier cohorts, with the gap persisting after 16 months.

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