This dataset includes data from 249 children in the Lufwanyama region of Zambia. The average age of children was 7.3. These data were collected as part of a baseline assessment of children's primary school readiness conducted by Save the Children.
Average learning and development scores in IDELA domains
On average, children scored 72% correct on the IDELA assessment.
Distribution of Total IDELA scores
There was a large range in children’s skills, but the most common score was 71-80% correct.
Distribution of children’s ages
Most children in the sample were seven years old.
Average IDELA scores by child’s age
Age was significantly positively related to the total IDELA score. On average, one additional year of age was associated with an additional three percentage points correct in overall IDELA score.
Distribution of children’s gender
52% of children in the sample were female. There were no significant gender differences related to children’s total IDELA score.