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Impact Evaluation of the Makhalidwe Athu Project in Zambia

Metadata Updated: February 18, 2022

This data asset contains the data from the baseline, midline, and endline data collection for an impact evaluation of the Makhalidwe Athu project (MA), an 18-month intervention aimed at improving the reading skills of 1,200 students in 2nd and 3rd grades in the Chipata and Lundazi districts of Zambia’s Eastern province. Baseline data were collected between November 2015 and January 2016, and endline data collection occurred in January 2017. To collect data, NORC fielded a parent/caregiver survey, a student survey, and an Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) at baseline and endline. In addition, in June 2016 a midline survey on a subsample of treatment caregivers was fielded to document program uptake. To construct the sample frame, Advanced Teams of enumerators were sent to the field to survey all students in 1st and 2nd grades in 80 sampled schools and ask if anyone in their home had a cell phone, which was a requirement to participate in the study. The caregiver survey was developed by NORC and INESOR, and was intended to determine the respondent’s eligibility to participate in the study and to assess the home literacy environment and household assets. The student questionnaire assessed student reading practices at home and in school. The EGRA includes five tasks that measure the following capacities: Orientation to Print, Letter Sound Identification, Non-Word Reading, Oral Reading Passage, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension. In total 1,942 caregivers, corresponding to 2,019 children, were surveyed at baseline and endline: 965 in the treatment group and 977 in the control group.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 18, 2022

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 18, 2022
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Data First Published 2019-10-04
Language en
Data Last Modified 2019-10-14
Category Basic Education
Public Access Level non-public
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