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Early Grade Reading Promotion for Indigenous Communities
Last registered on April 16, 2014

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Early Grade Reading Promotion for Indigenous Communities
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000301
Initial registration date
April 16, 2014
Last updated
April 16, 2014 4:19 PM EDT
Location(s)
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Innovations for Poverty Action
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
GRADE
PI Affiliation
Mathematica Policy Research
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2013-04-01
End date
2017-09-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Indigenous children often have low literacy levels and limited understanding of the language of school instruction upon school entry. This study uses a three-arm randomized field trial to test two versions of a three-year intervention implemented by an NGO, Save the Children, aimed at developing specific literacy and pre-literacy skills and promoting a culture of reading in the home and community for indigenous populations. The intervention is known as Leer Juntos, Aprender Juntos (Read Together, Learn Together) and is based on Literacy Boost, previously developed by Save the Children and implemented in other countries.

The basic intervention is an in-school intervention, focusing on teacher training and coaching.

The enhanced intervention also includes a community action component, which uses community volunteers to help organize reading camps, reading buddy programs, and the creation of mother-tongue reading materials to populate mobile libraries.

The third treatment arm is the traditional approach to teacher training and community involvement and is operated by the local ministry of education.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Campuzano, Larissa, Steven Glazerman and Miguel Jaramillo. 2014. "Early Grade Reading Promotion for Indigenous Communities." AEA RCT Registry. April 16. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.301-1.0.
Former Citation
Campuzano, Larissa, Steven Glazerman and Miguel Jaramillo. 2014. "Early Grade Reading Promotion for Indigenous Communities." AEA RCT Registry. April 16. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/301/history/1525.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2013-04-01
Intervention End Date
2015-11-20
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Main outcome: Reading skills measured by EGRA (Early Grade Reading Assessment), measured 3 years after random assignment

Secondary outcome: Culture of reading as demonstrated by availability and use of print materials in the home and school, measured two years after random assignment
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The study is a randomized field trial, with three treatment arms: Leer Juntos (teacher training only); Leer Juntos (teacher training with community action); Ministry teacher training (no NGO intervention)
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Stratified randomization completed by the research team in Washington.
Randomization Unit
Schools randomized
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
300 schools
Sample size: planned number of observations
Approximately 4,000 students/households
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Approximately 100/100/100
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
March 31, 2016, 12:00 AM +00:00
Is data collection complete?
Yes
Data Collection Completion Date
September 30, 2016, 12:00 AM +00:00
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization)
295 schools
Was attrition correlated with treatment status?
No
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms
99 schools in Treatment Group A, 98 in Group B, 98 in Group C
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Abstract
Baseline report for Guatemala, released on the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC)
Completion Date
July 01, 2016 12:00 AM +00:00
Url
https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PA00MMTD.pdf
Abstract
Baseline report for Peru, released on the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC)
Completion Date
July 01, 2016 12:00 AM +00:00
Url
https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PA00MMTF.pdf
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