This dataset includes data from 435 children in Alabel, Malungon, Maitum, and Sarangani provinces in the Philippines. Data was collected in 62 public alternative ECD delivery modes, daycare centers, and elementary schools from August to November 2016 as a part of a study of Save the Children's Sponsorship program. The average age of children was 4.4.
Average learning and development scores in IDELA domains
On average, children scored 57% correct on the IDELA assessment.
Distribution of Total IDELA scores
A fairly large number of children demonstrated a high level of early learning and development, with 61-70% being the most common score range. However, nearly one in three children scored below 50% correct.
Distribution of children’s ages
Most children in the sample were four or five years old.
Average IDELA scores by child’s age
Overall IDELA scores were significantly and strongly associated with age. On average, one additional year of age was associated with an additional 10 percentage points correct in overall IDELA score.
Distribution of children’s gender
54% of children in the sample were female.
Average Total IDELA score by child’s gender
Girls scored significantly higher than boys. On average, girls scored 4 percentage points higher than boys.