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BRIEF July 20, 2021

Teaching and Testing by Phone in a Pandemic

CountrySierra Leone
TitleEngaging Education in a Crisis: The Impact of Technology-Aided Teacher-Student Interactions
Evaluation designRandomized control trial testing impacts of twice weekly SMS reminders to take-up remote instruction (radio broadcasts), twice-weekly phone tutorials from private school teachers, and twice-weekly phone tutorials from public school teachers
Main outcomesTime spent on education activities, learning, and re-enrolment
Target groupPrimary school children
TeamJustin Sandefur (Center for Global Development), Lee Crawfurd (Center for Global Development), David Evans (Center for Global Development), Susannah Hares (Center for Global Development), and Mari Shojo (World Bank)
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