We are requesting a budget of $75,000. Funds from a $14,000 Research Preparation Grant were used to set up the experiment and the evaluation design. During the period of July 10-20, 2007, the team visited Mexico and worked in close cooperation with CONAFE in the layout of an evaluation strategy, namely the definition of the evaluation sample, the randomization of the allocation of treatment, and the rewriting of additional survey instruments.
Throughout this proposal, we are requesting funds to collect data on outcomes and context for the school years 2007-08 to 2009-10, prepare and analyze the data, and write up an evaluation report with the final results. Part of the funds will also be used for staff travel to the field and to support specialized surveys. As noted, the objective is to comprehensively assess the medium term impacts of the enhanced AGEs intervention on quality of education outcomes along with the channels through which a parental empowerment program of this sort is affecting student learning, if at all.