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How much learning may be lost in the long-run from COVID-19 and how can mitigation strategies help?Kaffenberger, M. - 2020 - Brookings
Modeling the Long-Run Learning Impact of the COVID-19 Learning Shock: Actions to (More Than) Mitigate LossKaffenberger, M. - 2020 - Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)
Failing to Plan? Estimating the Impact of Achieving Schooling Goals on Cohort LearningKaffenberger, M., & Pritchett, L. - 2020 - Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)
The Sustainable Development Goals have targets for both expansion of schooling to achieve universal completion of primary and secondary schooling, and for learning, to reach universal basic proficiency in reading and mathematics. Yet today not a single developing country has an empirical estimate of how much reaching their schooling goal would contribute to reaching their learning goals. We build a simple, formal, parameterized model of the learning process and calibrate the parameters to...
Estimating the impact of women’s education on fertility, child mortality, and empowerment when schooling ain’t learning’Kaffenberger, M., Pritchett, L., & Sandefur, J. - 2018 - RISE (Research on Improving Systems of Education) Working Paper
Women’s schooling has long been regarded as one of the best investments in development. Using two different cross-nationally comparable data sets which both contain measures of schooling, assessments of literacy, and life outcomes for more than 50 countries, we show the association of women’s education (defined as schooling and the acquisition of literacy) with four life outcomes (fertility, child mortality, empowerment and financial practices) is much larger than the standard estimates of...
Building on Solid Foundations: Prioritizing Universal, Early, Conceptual and Procedural Mastery of Foundational SkillsBelafi, C., Hwa, Y.-Y., & Kaffenberger, Mi. - 2020 - Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)
Building back better to avert a learning catastrophe: Estimating learning loss from COVID-19 school shutdowns in Africa and facilitating short-term and long-term learning recoveryAngrist, N., de Barros, A., Bhula, R., … Stern, J. - 2021 - International Journal of Educational Development, 84, 102397
We model learning losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for cost-effective strategies to build back better. Data from Early Grade Reading Assessments in Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, and Uganda suggest half to over a year’s worth of learning loss. In modeling losses over time, we found that learning deficits for a child in grade 3 could lead to 2.8 years of lost learning by grade 10. While COVID-19 has stymied learning, bold, learning-focused reform consistent with the...