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Socio-Emotional Learning for At-Risk Students in Urban Schools in Lima
Last registered on July 05, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Socio-Emotional Learning for At-Risk Students in Urban Schools in Lima
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001394
Initial registration date
July 05, 2016
Last updated
July 05, 2016 10:29 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of California, Berkeley
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
The World Bank
Additional Trial Information
Status
Withdrawn
Start date
2013-05-01
End date
2015-07-17
Secondary IDs
Abstract
According to the World Bank, the lack of socio-emotional skills among adults in Peru hinders their ability to become and stay employed. Moreover, this research suggests that socio-emotional skills are essential for improving the quality of life of all Peruvians, as people with higher socio-emotional skills have increased long-term income potential, improved health, are more engaged in their community, and ultimately, are happier. Researchers partnered with the Ministry of Education to measure the effectiveness of Escuela Amiga, a large-scale government program designed to develop the socio-emotional skills of students in at-risk schools in Peru.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
GERTLER, PAUL and Ines Kudo. 2016. "Socio-Emotional Learning for At-Risk Students in Urban Schools in Lima." AEA RCT Registry. July 05. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1394-1.0.
Former Citation
GERTLER, PAUL and Ines Kudo. 2016. "Socio-Emotional Learning for At-Risk Students in Urban Schools in Lima." AEA RCT Registry. July 05. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1394/history/9266.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2014-03-01
Intervention End Date
2014-12-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Learning outcomes, emotional well-being, and socio-emotional skills, as well as school climate, including levels of violence and bullying, and long-run effects on participants’ labor outcomes, health, and risky behaviors (such as teen pregnancy, drug use, gang activity).
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Paul Gertler from UC Berkeley, and a team from the World Bank led by Ines Kudo, partnered with the Ministry of Education to measure the effectiveness of Escuela Amiga, a large-scale government program designed to develop the socio-emotional skills of students in at-risk schools in Peru. The program will use a socio-emotional learning (SEL) toolkit developed by Peru’s Ministry of Education and the World Bank for students and teachers living or working in at-risk schools. Teachers receive a syllabus and other classroom materials designed to teach skills such as communication, empathy, learning, problem solving, and self-regulation. To help ensure the effective implementation of Escuela Amiga, the program includes:

1) A one-year university training course for teachers about SEL and how to improve school climate;

2) Teams of specialists that visit schools once a week to support teachers, students and parents in the adopting best practices; and

3) After-school workshops, academic tutoring, sports, and other activities that involve parents and community actors.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
computer (Stata)
Randomization Unit
schools
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
700 schools from 308 randomly selected clusters in 16 districts with high rates of violence.
Sample size: planned number of observations
700 schools from 308 randomly selected clusters in 16 districts with high rates of violence.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
700 schools from 308 randomly selected clusters in 16 districts. Half will be selected to receive the program, and the other half will not receive the program and serve as a comparison group.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Study has received IRB approval. Details not available.
IRB Approval Date
Details not available
IRB Approval Number
Details not available
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
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Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
December 01, 2014, 12:00 AM +00:00
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
No
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers