Gujarat, Kerala, and Chandigarh have emerged out to be the toppers of the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s first-ever Performance Grading Index of School Education System.
It was found that Gujarat, Kerala, and Chandigarh topped by scoring in the range between 801 to 850 points out of 1000. Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu were followed with scores ranging between 751-800 points. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, HP, Karnataka, MP, Odisha and Uttarakhand scored between 700 and 750 points.
Daman and Diu and Maharashtra, Mizoram, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Telangana followed them on the list. Bihar, Jharkhand, J&K, Manipur, Tripura, UP, West Bengal, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands scored in 601-650 range.
“During PM Modi’s reviews of school education, several decisions to improve the quality of learning, assessing the performance of states and Union Territories were taken. The ministry is also exploring ways of linking funding to bringing about improvement. In this background, the school education department decided to prepare a performance grading index to assess how the states were doing.” an official said.
The index is calculated on the basis of over 70 different parameters. In total, the index is done out of 1000 points in which 10-20 points are allocated for each factor. The ranking will help the school education system to work on the parameters in which they are lagging behind. Thus, upgrading of school education system at every level.