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Half of Israeli 7th-11th graders say studies suffered due to COVID

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Around half of Israeli teens in junior high and high school said the coronavirus pandemic negatively impacted their studies, according to an Education Ministry survey published Thursday said.

The survey of approximately 560,000 students in grades 5-11 from over 3,000 schools across the country measured the effects of the pandemic on the learning environment and the atmosphere in schools from pedagogical, social and emotional standpoints over the past school year.

Students in the highest two grades surveyed reported the highest levels of negative effects from the pandemic across the board, while those in lower grades were more likely to say they were unaffected or felt a positive impact from changes in schools wrought by COVID-19.

In grades 10 and 11, 54 percent of students surveyed reported that their studies were affected negatively by the pandemic, 46% said they were harmed emotionally, and 31% reported negative social impacts.

In 7th to 9th grades, 47% said their studies suffered, 38% had negative emotional impacts and 28% said their social lives took a........

© The Times of Israel

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