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Evaluation of real time and actionable parent notifications delivered through Eedi’s parent app
Last registered on November 12, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Evaluation of real time and actionable parent notifications delivered through Eedi’s parent app
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005009
Initial registration date
November 11, 2019
Last updated
November 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
CLOO
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Eedi
PI Affiliation
CLOO
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2019-10-01
End date
2020-02-28
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We aim to test whether giving parents access to information on their children’s learning progress through an education app, as well as personalized, specific, and informative notifications and actionable recommendations improves pupils’ effort in working through problems and misconceptions, ultimately improving their achievement in maths. This project will allow us to test the effect of parents’ having access to the parent app, independently from the children's access to the Eedi homework platform (which is currently being evaluated in an Education Endowment Foundation project). This evaluation will be achieved through a two-arm cluster randomized controlled trial: classes are randomized into treatment or control, and parents of pupils in treatment classes receive access to Eedi's parent app. We will test math achievement as measured through Eedi's quiz results as our main outcome, and will also assess student effort measures as secondary outcomes. And implementation process evaluation will be conducted to assess fidelity and compliance as well as to better understand participants’ lived experiences of the app notifications and subsequent interactions between pupils and their parents.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Brazao, Vasco, Bibi Groot and Iris Hulls. 2019. "Evaluation of real time and actionable parent notifications delivered through Eedi’s parent app." AEA RCT Registry. November 12. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5009-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-10-01
Intervention End Date
2020-01-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Score on the last 100 Eedi questions completed before intervention end date.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Two-arm clustered randomized controlled trial, where classrooms in a given grade are randomly assigned to control or treatment.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Blocked randomization. For each school and year (7 or 8), 50% of classes randomized into treatment, remaining into control. Randomization conducted with R code.
Randomization Unit
The unit of randomization is the class, blocked by school and year.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
80 (10 schools with 8 classes each)
Sample size: planned number of observations
1600 pupils (80 classes with 20 students each)
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
All schools receive treatment in control. 50% of classes within a year group within each school receive treatment.
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