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Creative Learning and Teaching evaluation
Last registered on May 07, 2015

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Creative Learning and Teaching evaluation
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000051
Initial registration date
August 11, 2014
Last updated
May 07, 2015 4:58 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
IFPRI
PI Affiliation
University of Michigan
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2011-07-01
End date
2014-05-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Educate Girls is an NGO based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. A large part of its mission is to further educational opportunities and outcomes for girls. In light of this, they have arranged for supplemental school instruction for children in grades 3 through 5 in the state of Rajasthan, India, called Community Learning Teams.

The Creative Learning and Teaching (CLT) program works as follows. At the beginning of the academic year, the organization recruits and trains members of the CLT in each village. Initially, these individuals subject students to tests in three subjects: (1) English, (2) Hindi, and (3) mathematics. Based upon the results of these tests (which are scored on a 1-5 scale), pupils receive targeted, regular instruction based upon their ability level. At the end of the year, all students take a final test. Past results suggest that test scores increase substantially throughout a given school year for students at all levels of the ability distribution.

In order to assess the effectiveness of the CLT program, we randomly chose 100 villages in Jalore district. These villages were then placed into treatment and control groups via stratified random sampling. Schools in the 50 treatment villages received the CLT program, while those in the 50 control villages did not. We intend to use the randomized design to assess the program's impact on a variety of outcomes, including test scores, school attendance, and enrollment in subsequent years.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Delavallade, Clara, Alan Griffith and Rebecca Thornton. 2015. "Creative Learning and Teaching evaluation." AEA RCT Registry. May 07. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.51-2.0.
Former Citation
Delavallade, Clara, Alan Griffith and Rebecca Thornton. 2015. "Creative Learning and Teaching evaluation." AEA RCT Registry. May 07. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/51/history/4262.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The intervention is the standard Educate Girls CLT program.
Intervention Start Date
2011-07-01
Intervention End Date
2014-05-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Academic performance - test scores, attendance, enrollment and retention.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Randomized trial. 100 villages were selected in rural areas of Jalore district. These schools were then assigned to treatment and control groups based upon stratified random sampling, with strata determined by school-level DISE data, primarily concerning school infrastructure and size. The total sample contains 230 schools in those 100 villages.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by computer. Stratified based upon publicly-available DISE data.
Randomization Unit
Randomized at the village level. 98 villages, containing 230 schools.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
98 villages (230 schools).
Sample size: planned number of observations
Sampled schools contain approximately 10,000 students in grades 3-5 for each year of the study.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Approximately 5,000 students in both treatment and control for each year of the study.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences IRB, University of Michigan
IRB Approval Date
2013-07-02
IRB Approval Number
HUM00076985
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
May 01, 2014, 12:00 AM +00:00
Is data collection complete?
No
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers