This dataset includes data from 326 children in rural areas of Tabor and Dodoma Districts in Tanzania in March 2016. The data was collected as part of a pilot of the IDELA tool to examine differences in early learning and development between children in ECCD centers, in EQUIP's school readiness program, and those not enrolled in any services. The average age of children was 5.8 years.
Average learning and development scores in IDELA domains
On average, children scored 56% correct on the IDELA assessment.
Distribution of Total IDELA scores
Scores were fairly high, with the most common score of 61-70% correct. However, many children still lagged behind.
Distribution of children’s ages
Most children in the sample were six years old.
Average IDELA scores by child’s age
Despite limited variation in age, we observed a significant relation between IDELA scores and children’s ages. On average, one additional year of age was associated with an additional nine percentage points correct in overall IDELA score.
Distribution of children’s gender
52% of children in the sample were female. There were no differences in IDELA scores by gender.