Evaluation of Bridge International Academies in Kenya

Last registered on June 06, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Evaluation of Bridge International Academies in Kenya
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005382
Initial registration date
February 01, 2020

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
February 07, 2020, 3:50 PM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
June 06, 2022, 8:06 AM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Harvard University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2015-11-01
End date
2021-07-22
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
This project evaluates the impact of schools administered by Bridge International Academies in Kenya on a variety of student outcomes using a large-scale randomized scholarship experiment. The evaluation is centered on a scholarship program that selected 10,000 students chosen by a lottery from among about 25,000 applicants from pre-K to grade 7 to attend any of the 405 Bridge schools in Kenya starting in January 2016. The scholarship provided tuition for students to attend Bridge schools for two years.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Gray-Lobe, Guthrie. 2022. "Evaluation of Bridge International Academies in Kenya." AEA RCT Registry. June 06. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5382
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2016-01-01
Intervention End Date
2018-03-01

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
The project will examine the effect of Bridge on test scores in core primary schools subjects in the Kenyan educational system: Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Science, and Social Studies. Other outcomes of interest are described in the plan for subsequent analysis.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
26,224 scholarship applications were received. Scholarships were randomly assigned at the individual level. The probability of being assigned a scholarship depended on the specific Bridge location to which a student applied. This location specific probability was determined by requirements set by the donor agency and Bridge regarding the share of students attending on scholarship and the share of scholarships awarded to current Bridge students. 14,112 were followed at endline.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization was carried out by random numbers generated in Stata.
Randomization Unit
Individual randomization.
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
14,112
Sample size: planned number of observations
14,112
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
14,112
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
0.047 SDs for ITT effect.
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Maseno University Ethics Review Committee (MUERC)
IRB Approval Date
2014-11-24
IRB Approval Number
MSU/DRPC/MUERC/00099/14
IRB Name
Innovations for Poverty Action
IRB Approval Date
2015-11-14
IRB Approval Number
7401
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Stage One Results and Plan for Subsequent Analysis

MD5: 25f59e7d51588dbd6a0a44f18beb29bb

SHA1: 8faf1f62621ad0200f2b04a7b81664b2112919a2

Uploaded At: February 01, 2020

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
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Reports & Other Materials