Author(s)Abhijit Banerjee; Shawn Cole; Esther Duflo; Leigh Linden
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The purpose of the data collection was to evaluate two programs implemented by Pratham, an Indian NGO. The first program, remedial education, was implemented from 2001-2003 in Vadodara and Mumbai. The second program, a computer-aided learning program, was implemented in Vadodara only from 2001-2004. Data included in this study are results from pre-, mid- and post-tests of language and math skills. The tests were designed and conducted by Pratham, in public schools in the two cities. The goal of the study was to measure the impact of programs on child educational achievement, as measured by test scores. Data on attendance was also collected, from both the attendance rosters, and by random checks from Pratham investigators. Within a dataset, a child is uniquely identified by studentid. Schoolid is a numeric variable indicating which school the child attends; standard indicates which grade the child in. Div is a classroom id within a standard. Divid is a unique identifier for each grade in a school. Test scores are reported in terms of normalized standard deviations: the mean test score of the control group in the pretest was subtracted from all schools, and all test scores were divided by the standard deviation of the control group.
Education, remedial education, computer aided learning, Education, remedial education, computer aided learning