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Effects of speed-schools in Niger
Last registered on December 10, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Effects of speed-schools in Niger
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006878
Initial registration date
December 10, 2020
Last updated
December 10, 2020 12:29 PM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Oslo
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2018-09-01
End date
2023-01-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We study the effects of speed-schools for older children in Niger. In this plan we describe the hypotheses to be tested and how they will be tested. The description includes how the variables are coded, how we will deal with missing values, and the specification of the estimation equations. We also conduct a power analysis which suggests that we are able to identify relatively small differences. All deviations from the plan will be highlighted in the final paper.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Kielland, Anne and Andreas Kotsadam. 2020. "Effects of speed-schools in Niger." AEA RCT Registry. December 10. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6878-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Speed-schools, also known as accelerated learning programs, are intended to let overaged children catch up on their primary education by offering a compressed syllabus. We study such a program in Niger that compresses grades 1-6 into two years.
Intervention Start Date
2018-09-01
Intervention End Date
2020-12-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
1) Schooling and learning outcomes.
2) Marriage and fertility.
3) Support for violence.
4) Self-esteem and wellbeing.
5) Hazardous child labor and time use.
6) Gender attitudes.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
See plan
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Random assignment
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1786 Individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
1300-1700
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
650 control and 650 treated
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Assuming a sample of 1300 individuals and 80 percent power we can detect effects as small as 0.16 standard deviations.
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Norwegian Centre for Research Data
IRB Approval Date
2018-01-01
IRB Approval Number
386893
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Pre-analysis plan for “Effects of speed-schools in Niger”

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Uploaded At: December 10, 2020