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Low-cost evaluation of the cognitive outcomes of school health programs: Randomized trials in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Bolivia, and the Philippines.

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Evaluating the effectiveness of School Health and Nutrition Programs in meeting their primary goal – the improvement of educational achievement – is problematic because it may take many months or years for the educational benefits of improved health to become clear. It is unethical to withhold health services from a control group for this period of time. Tests of cognitive abilities – such as sustained attention – are more sensitive to improvements in health in the short term but these tests are expensive and time-consuming because they require greater expertise to administer than tests of educational achievement and also are typically administered to children individually. The goal of this research was to develop and field-test a smaller, quicker and cheaper version of the sustained attention test that could be administered to groups of children after little training. This monitoring tool was used to evaluate four programs – two government malaria prevention and treatment programs in Kenya, two non-governmental organization (Save the Children) programs to tackle worm infections and iron deficiency in the Philippines and Bolivia. Improvements were seen in sustained attention in all four programs. The results suggest that school health programs may be a key strategy to improving educational quality in many regions of the world and that the routine monitoring of the cognitive outcomes of such programs is feasible despite the financial and capacity constraints typically faced by implementing organizations
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Jukes, Matthew. "Low-cost evaluation of the cognitive outcomes of school health programs: Randomized trials in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Bolivia, and the Philippines." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486191_index.html>

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Jukes, M. "Low-cost evaluation of the cognitive outcomes of school health programs: Randomized trials in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Bolivia, and the Philippines." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486191_index.html

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Abstract: Evaluating the effectiveness of School Health and Nutrition Programs in meeting their primary goal – the improvement of educational achievement – is problematic because it may take many months or years for the educational benefits of improved health to become clear. It is unethical to withhold health services from a control group for this period of time. Tests of cognitive abilities – such as sustained attention – are more sensitive to improvements in health in the short term but these tests are expensive and time-consuming because they require greater expertise to administer than tests of educational achievement and also are typically administered to children individually. The goal of this research was to develop and field-test a smaller, quicker and cheaper version of the sustained attention test that could be administered to groups of children after little training. This monitoring tool was used to evaluate four programs – two government malaria prevention and treatment programs in Kenya, two non-governmental organization (Save the Children) programs to tackle worm infections and iron deficiency in the Philippines and Bolivia. Improvements were seen in sustained attention in all four programs. The results suggest that school health programs may be a key strategy to improving educational quality in many regions of the world and that the routine monitoring of the cognitive outcomes of such programs is feasible despite the financial and capacity constraints typically faced by implementing organizations


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