Primary Outcomes (explanation)
(A) Career attitudes.
We elicit career intentions, and self-efficacy level (Using content from OCTOSKILL and others). The questions are asked through an online platform to all students in all treatment arms.
Subject matter specific tests measure student knowledge in business, science, math, and literacy outcomes. The tests are provided through an online platform to all students in all treatment arms.
(C) Learning changes behavior.
We aim to measure if specific courses affect behavior in the incentivized tasks. We elicit confidence, negotiation skills, observational learning, and creativity level in the incentivized lab-in-field experiments. We will randomly select the incentivized task for each class stratifying on treatment arms. Thus, we will cut the time spent by students on task after the courses. The incentivized task will take around 10-15 minutes after each course.
(D) Steps-towards career.
We will advertise the set of career-related activities about entrepreneurship and science. Namely, we will put (a) Posters in schools how to request career-related information, (b) Posters in schools about the interview challenge, and send advertisement e-mail about (c) Business plan and science project competition. Then, we will track students’ actions and the results of the following actions to know if the students exert effort to find more about career plans or take steps towards one or another career options. This activity includes: (a) Sending SMS requests to get information about career options; (b) Participation in an interview challenge, where they are asked to interview an entrepreneur and scientist; (c) Participation in the business plan and science competition.