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Increasing Attendance in a Large Urban School District
Last registered on July 13, 2014

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Increasing Attendance in a Large Urban School District
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000439
Initial registration date
July 13, 2014
Last updated
July 13, 2014 4:39 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Harvard Kennedy School
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Harvard
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2014-03-01
End date
2014-07-04
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We are examining a psychological intervention to increase attendance.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Feller, Avi and Todd Rogers. 2014. "Increasing Attendance in a Large Urban School District." AEA RCT Registry. July 13. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.439-1.0.
Former Citation
Feller, Avi and Todd Rogers. 2014. "Increasing Attendance in a Large Urban School District." AEA RCT Registry. July 13. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/439/history/2124.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
A mailing conveying relative attendance information
Intervention Start Date
2014-03-01
Intervention End Date
2014-05-09
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Attendance, performance.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Three conditions, student-family randomly assigned in even proportion to each condition. Stratified by grade, school, and when possible, extent of pre-intervention absence.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done by computer
Randomization Unit
Student-family
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
no clusters
Sample size: planned number of observations
3,000 students-families
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
~1000
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Harvard IRB
IRB Approval Date
2014-01-02
IRB Approval Number
IRB13-2911
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers