Supporting Teacher Autonomy to Improve Education Outcomes in Brazil

Last registered on March 02, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Supporting Teacher Autonomy to Improve Education Outcomes in Brazil
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007263
Initial registration date
March 01, 2021

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
March 02, 2021, 6:42 AM EST

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

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
World Bank

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Northwestern University
PI Affiliation
World Bank

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2015-06-01
End date
2016-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We provide experimental evidence from a program in Brazil that supports teachers, through a combination of technical assistance and a small grant, to autonomously develop and implement an innovative project aimed at engaging their students.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Piza, Caio, Matteo Ruzzante and Astrid Zwager. 2021. "Supporting Teacher Autonomy to Improve Education Outcomes in Brazil." AEA RCT Registry. March 02. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7263
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
We study the Pedagogical Innovation Project (Projeto de Inovacao Pedagogica– PIP), which was implemented by the State Secretariat of Education(SEE) of Rio Grande do Norte (RN). Through seminars and the support from a dedicated mentor, teachers developed a diagnostic of their main pedagogical challenges and a context-specific project to address them. Approved proposals were awarded financial support to implement the projects.
Intervention Start Date
2015-06-01
Intervention End Date
2016-12-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
test score, dropout, grade progression
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
teacher turnover, socio-emotional skills
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Of 299 schools eligible to receive the project in 2016, 130 schools were randomly invited to participate.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done publicly by a computer
Randomization Unit
School
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
299 schools
Sample size: planned number of observations
20,000 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
130 treatment and 169 control 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

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
December 31, 2016, 12:00 +00:00
Data Collection Complete
Yes
Data Collection Completion Date
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization)
126 schools
Was attrition correlated with treatment status?
No
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms
126 treatment schools and 154 control schools
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

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