Primary Outcomes (end points)
Our measurement of outcomes includes: parent, school, teacher, and school principal surveys, standardized student tests, as well as lab games and test scores. In the games, apart from standard lab games (trust, public-good), we develop a novel dictator game where teachers individually decide about sharing their endowments with multiple parents.
Important outcome variables from the parent survey are self-reported involvement at the school in terms of time and money invested and the relationship with the teacher, satisfaction with the school, teachers, management and behavior of other parents, as well as collective action indicators.
Teacher-related outcome variables from both the teacher and director surveys are self-reported performance outcomes (i.e., attendance), satisfaction with school, other teachers, management and behavior of parents, collective action indicators, as well as questions regarding the parental involvement of the parents of the 40 selected students answered by the relevant teacher. Other outcome variables related specifically to the director survey and include information about tasks and responsibilities, as well as the quality and quantity of relations with other institutions that support the school.
For the school level surveys, important outcome variables are those related to investments in the school facilities and resources (by parents), administrative data on student, teacher and school board performance (i.e., number of students that passed grade 6, attendance of teachers and school directors etc.), as well as parent involvement (i.e., existence of a parent committee).