This data set includes data from 504 children in Wakiso region of Uganda, collected in May 2016. The data were collected as the baseline of a quasi-experimental impact evaluation examining the effectiveness of a preschool program for children living in the area. The average age of children was 4.6 years.
IDELA Domains and Equity
Average learning and development scores in IDELA domains
On average, children scored 46% correct on the IDELA assessment.
Distribution of total IDELA scores
The most common score for children was between 41-50%, and scores were normally distributed across the sample.
Distribution of children’s ages
Children in the sample were four to five years old, with an average age of 4.6 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 18 percentage points correct in overall IDELA score.
Distribution of children’s gender
48% of children in the sample were female. We observe no significant differences in IDELA scores by gender.