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

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
December 10, 2020, 12:29 PM EST

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

Locations

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
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