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Evaluation of Bridge International Academies in Kenya
Last registered on August 17, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Evaluation of Bridge International Academies in Kenya
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005382
Initial registration date
February 01, 2020
Last updated
August 17, 2020 11:55 AM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Harvard University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2015-11-01
End date
2020-10-31
Secondary IDs
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. 2020. "Evaluation of Bridge International Academies in Kenya." AEA RCT Registry. August 17. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5382-1.2000000000000002.
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
Not available
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
Innovations for Poverty Action
IRB Approval Date
2015-11-14
IRB Approval Number
7401
IRB Name
Maseno University Ethics Review Committee (MUERC)
IRB Approval Date
2014-11-24
IRB Approval Number
MSU/DRPC/MUERC/00099/14
Analysis Plan

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