This data set includes data from 500 children in North-East Syria. The average child was about 5 years old. Data was collected as part of a baseline of Emergent Literacy and Math (ELM) and ELM at Home in NE Syria and seeks to understand how ELM supports the development of emergent literacy, emergent math, gross and fine motor, and social & emotional skills among young refugee children in NE Syria.
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
The distribution was somewhat normal with 21-30% correct being the most common score range.
Distribution of children’s ages
A majority of the sample was four or five years old, with only 18 percent of children in the sample being six years old.
Average IDELA scores by child’s age
On average, one additional year of age was associated with an additional 18 percentage points correct in overall IDELA score.
Distribution of children’s gender
53% of children in the sample were girls. There were no statistically or practically meaningful differences in IDELA scores for boys versus girls