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Impact Evaluation of Parental Empowerment Program
Last registered on September 09, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Impact Evaluation of Parental Empowerment Program
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006424
Initial registration date
September 08, 2020
Last updated
September 09, 2020 11:26 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
World Bank
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2007-10-01
End date
2010-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study was designed to examine the influence of increased funding for the parental participation program on learning outcomes, parent and teacher involvement, as well as dropout and failure rates. The parental participation program, also known as Apoyo a la Gestión Escolar (AGEs), or Support to School Management, is part of a larger Compensatory Education Project that is being implemented in the most marginalized municipalities of Mexico by the Government. There are two group-based parental involvement interventions on parent and teacher behaviors, and educational outcomes. Two trials were conducted across 430 public schools in states of Mexico with a large indigenous population. The first experiment provided financial resources to parent associations. The second experiment provided information to parent associations about how parents can become more involved in their children’s school. The data was collected by government contractors and administrative data come from the Government implementing agency.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Patrinos, Harry. 2020. " Impact Evaluation of Parental Empowerment Program ." AEA RCT Registry. September 09. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6424-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2007-10-01
Intervention End Date
2010-06-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Parental participation. Teacher effort. Grade repetition. School dropout. School failure rates. Learning outcomes.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
In the first trial, the school management component was altered to provide additional resources to 125 participating schools. The financial support consists of quarterly transfers to Parent Associations' school accounts, averaging $600 per year depending on a school size. Treatment schools received double the usual amount. In the second trial, training was provided to one group of schools about how parents can become more involved in their child's education.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
School
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
430 schools.
Sample size: planned number of observations
17544 pupils.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Trial 1: 125 control, 125 treatment schools.
Trial 2: 100 control, 80 treatment schools.
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
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS