This data set includes data from 335 children living in several western and southern regions of Slovakia; Banska Bystrica, Kosice and Presov. The data were collected as part of an impact evaluation led by the World Bank. The program aimed to improve parenting practices, child development, and enrollment in kindergarten for Roma children. The average age of children was 5 years.
IDELA Domains and Equity
Average learning and development scores in IDELA domains
On average, children scored 37% 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 41-50% correct.
Distribution of children’s ages
Children in the sample were 3 – 6 years old, with an average age of 5 years.
Average IDELA scores by child’s age
Age was significantly associated with IDELA scores, and on average, one additional year was associated with an additional 13 percentage points correct in overall IDELA score.
Distribution of children’s gender
47% of children in the sample were female.
Average Total IDELA score by child’s gender
Girls scored significantly higher than boys on the overall IDELA score.