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The Effects of Shared School Technology Access on Students' Digital Skills in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Bet, Germán en
dc.contributor.author Cristia, Julian P. en
dc.contributor.author Ibarrarán, Pablo en
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools with similar observable educational inputs but different intensity in computer access. Extensive primary data collected from the 202 matched schools are used to determine whether increased shared computer access at schools affects digital skills and academic achievement. Results suggest that small increases in shared computer access, one more computer per 40 students, can produce large increases in digital skills (0. 3 standard deviations). No effects are found on test scores in Math and Language. en
dc.format.extent 33 en
dc.subject Educational Assessment en
dc.subject Innovation en
dc.subject Primary & Secondary Education en
dc.title The Effects of Shared School Technology Access on Students' Digital Skills in Peru en
dc.identifier.jel I28 - Government Policy en
dc.identifier.jel I21 - Analysis of Education en
dc.coverage.placename Peru en
dc.contributor.other RES-DOCS-USER
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-10T18:06:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-10T18:06:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-08
dc.identifier.uri http://www.iadb.org/en/publications/publication-detail,7101.html?id=72400
dc.format.medium ACROBAT
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartof http://thesaurus.iadb.org/publicthesauri/26779964384315171590289
dc.type Working Papers
lacea.language.supported en
dc.date.modified 2016-12-01T16:55:52Z
dc.description.abstract2 This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools with similar observable educational inputs but different intensity in computer access. Extensive primary data collected from the 202 matched schools are used to determine whether increased shared computer access at schools affects digital skills and academic achievement. Results suggest that small increases in shared computer access, one more computer per 40 students, can produce large increases in digital skills (0. 3 standard deviations). No effects are found on test scores in Math and Language.
dc.keywords Technology, Education, Digital skills, Impact evaluation


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