Teacher effort in private schools
Last registered on March 13, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Teacher effort in private schools
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005544
Initial registration date
March 09, 2020
Last updated
March 13, 2020 7:54 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Teachers College, Columbia University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2019-04-29
End date
2019-10-24
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study evaluates different methods to motivate K-8 teachers in Kenya and how this maps onto student outcomes. [The full abstract will be made public when the working paper is posted online.]
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Eble, Alex. 2020. "Teacher effort in private schools." AEA RCT Registry. March 13. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5544-1.1.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-04-29
Intervention End Date
2019-08-02
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Teacher lesson completion
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
There were three intervention arms and one control arm in the study. Randomization occurred at the academy level, with equal allocation of the 281 academies in the study to each of the four arms. The study took place over two terms of one academic year.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Stratified randomization done with random number generator by computer.
Randomization Unit
Academy (school)
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
281 academies (schools).
Sample size: planned number of observations
Roughly 250,000 daily lesson completion records (comprising roughly 2.7 million lessons).
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
64,600 daily lesson completion records in the control; 64,200 daily lesson completion records in treatment 1; 61,200 daily lesson completion records in treatment 2; 62,800 daily lesson completion records in treatment 3
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Teachers College, Columbia University IRB
IRB Approval Date
2019-12-27
IRB Approval Number
Protocol number 20-137
Analysis Plan

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Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
August 02, 2019, 12:00 AM +00:00
Is data collection complete?
Yes
Data Collection Completion Date
October 24, 2019, 12:00 AM +00:00
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization)
Was attrition correlated with treatment status?
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers