Department of Economics
Stockholm School of Economics
Institutional Affiliation: Stockholm School of Economics
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|December 2016||Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India|
with Karthik Muralidharan, Alejandro J. Ganimian: w22923
We present experimental evidence on the impact of a personalized technology-aided after-school instruction program on learning outcomes. Our setting is middle-school grades in urban India, where a lottery provided winning students with a voucher to cover program costs. We find that lottery winners scored 0.36σ higher in math and 0.22σ higher in Hindi relative to lottery losers after just 4.5-months of access to the program. IV estimates suggest that attending the program for 90 days would increase math and Hindi test scores by 0.59σ and 0.36σ respectively. We find similar absolute test score gains for all students, but the relative gain was much greater for academically-weaker students because their rate of learning in the control group was close to zero. We show that the program was able ...
Published: Karthik Muralidharan & Abhijeet Singh & Alejandro J. Ganimian, 2019. "Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India," American Economic Review, vol 109(4), pages 1426-1460. citation courtesy of