Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89010
Authors: 
Carrillo, Paul
Onofa, Mercedes
Ponce, Juan
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-223
Abstract: 
This paper studies the effects of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the school environment on educational achievement. To quantify these effects, the impact is evaluated of a project run by the municipality of Guayaquil, Ecuador, which provides computer-aided instruction in mathematics and language to students in primary schools. Using an experimental design, it is found that the program had a positive impact on mathematics test scores (about 0.30 of a standard deviation) and a negative but statistically insignificant effect on language test scores. The impact is heterogeneous and is much larger for those students at the top of the achievement distribution.
Subjects: 
Information and communications technology
Education
Experimental design
Ecuador
JEL: 
C93
I21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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