This file contains data at the pupil level. Since there is a requirement to keep item responses from the Grade 2 Pupil Assessment instrument confidential until the completion of the impact evaluation, only calculated raw pupil scores and Rasch scaled scores for English literacy, numeracy and scientific literacy (prefixed by n_) are included here. Please refer to a detailed explanation of these indicators in the Final Baseline Report (External Resources).
The data also include basic variables on pupil background such as age, sex and language spoken at home, as well as household ownership of various assets (photos of these assets were shown to the pupils during the pupil assessment in order to gauge ownership). Based on these, an asset index was created using principal component analysis (PCA), the lowest 20% were categorised as “poor” and the top 20% as the “rich” quintile. Indicators for both the asset index and asset index quintiles are included in the data (prefixed by n_).
Names of LGAs, schools, and teachers have been removed in the anonymisation process.