This page is a public resource listing interventions focused on mobilizing and empowering friends and family to support student achievement in K-12. It aims to include all publicly available reports of randomized controlled experiments that assess interventions focused on mobilizing and empowering friends and family to support student achievement in developed countries.
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Bergman, P. (2014). Parent-child information frictions and human capital investment: Evidence from a field experiment. Working paper.
Bettinger, E. P., Long, B. T., Oreopoulos, P., & Sanbonmatsu, L. (2009). The role of simplification and information in college decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA experiment (No. w15361). National Bureau of Economic Research.
Fryer Jr, R. G. (2013). Information and student achievement: evidence from a cellular phone experiment (No. w19113). National Bureau of Economic Research.
Gehlbach, H., Brinkworth, M. E., Hsu, L., King, A., McIntyre, J., & Rogers, T. (Working Paper). Creating birds of similar feathers: Leveraging similarity to improve teacher-student relationships and academic achievement. Retrieved from: panoramaed.com/research/similarity.
Hastings, J. S., & Weinstein, J. M. (2007). Information, school choice, and academic achievement: Evidence from two experiments (No. w13623). National Bureau of Economic Research.
Hurwitz, L. B., Lauricella, A. R., Hanson, A., Raden, A., & Wartella, E. (2015). Supporting Head Start parents: impact of a text message intervention on parent–child activity engagement. Early Child Development and Care,185(9), 1373-1389.
Kraft, M. A., & Dougherty, S. M. (2013). The effect of teacher–family communication on student engagement: Evidence from a randomized field experiment. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 6(3), 199-222.
Kraft, M. A. & Rogers, Todd (In Press). The Underutilized Potential of Teacher-to-Parent Communication: Evidence from a Field Experiment.
Levitt, S. D., List, J. A., Neckermann, S., & Sadoff, S. (2012). The behavioralist goes to school: Leveraging behavioral economics to improve educational performance (No. w18165). National Bureau of Economic Research.
List, J. A., Livingston, J. A., & Neckermann, S. (2012). Harnessing Complementarities in the Education Production Function.
Rozek, C. S., Hyde, J. S., Svoboda, R. C., Hulleman, C. S., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2014). Gender Differences in the Effects of a Utility-Value Intervention to Help Parents Motivate Adolescents in Mathematics and Science.
York, B. N., & Loeb, S. (2014). One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers (No. w20659). National Bureau of Economic Research.
Outside of US
Avvisati, F., Gurgand, M., Guyon, N., & Maurin, E. (2014). Getting parents involved: A field experiment in deprived schools. The Review of Economic Studies, 81(1), 57-83.
Andrabi, Tahir and Das, Jishnu and Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets (October 29, 2014). HKS Working Paper No. RWP14-052.
Banerji, R., Berry, J., & Shotland, M. (2013). The impact of mother literacy and participation programs on child learning: evidence from a randomized evaluation in India. Cambridge, MA: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL).
Berry, J. (2009). Child control in education decisions: an evaluation of targeted incentives to learn in India. Unpublished manuscript.
Bursztyn, L., & Coffman, L. C. (2012). The schooling decision: Family preferences, intergenerational conflict, and moral hazard in the Brazilian favelas. Journal of Political Economy, 120(3), 359-397
Dizon-Ross, R. (2014). Parents’ perceptions and children’s education: Experimental evidence from Malawi. Working Paper.
Goux, D., Gurgand, M., & Maurin, E. (2014). Adjusting Your Dreams? The Effect of School and Peers on Dropout Behaviour.