Research Insights: How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect the Transition to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities?

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Aug 2023
In Chile, students with disabilities experienced greater difficulties in accessing well-established post-secondary institutions during the pandemic than did their peers without disabilities. For students with disabilities, the pandemic disproportionally reduced the probability of taking the general admission test for tertiary education and the probability of enrolling in a high-quality institution. This increased inequality in tertiary education. These results are consistent with students with disabilities not receiving the support they needed in their last year of secondary school due to the pandemic. Difficulties might include limited availability of reasonable accommodations for taking the general admission test, or other related barriers.