Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) releases the school performance education index. The list has been prepared on the basis of 70-points grading index to access the quality of education in the states of India. The rating parameters include school infrastructure, education quality, number of teachers, vacant positions etc. So, after evaluating the state schools in these criteria, the Gujarat, Kerala, and Chandigarh scored the highest scores in the range of 801-850 points.
MHRD has given ranking as per the cumulative scores of the 70 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.
Following Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu followed the top ranks with a score of 751 and 800 points. In the range of 701 and 750 points, the states which are rated in performance index are Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Chattisgarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Uttarakhand. Further, States in the range 651-700, are Daman & Diu, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Telangana.
States that have points between 601-650 are Bihar, Jharkhand, Jammu, and Kashmir, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep island. The last positions were secured by Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland with the score range of 551 and 600.
Previously, the MHRD introduced the 70-point grading system to evaluate the quality of education in each state. The new framework was started to establish a quality education in the country. It will provide the benchmark in terms of where state schools currently stand and the areas to work on. The toppers need to work hard to maintain their ranking and the bottom ones need to roll up their sleeves to improve the rankings.
With this ranking system, it will provide the plan and strategy to work on the parameters where the states are currently lagging. Such that proper interventions can be done by the government at every level from imparting knowledge to the training of teachers. The government shall also allocate funds to help the state schools to work on their areas of improvement.
Earlier, HRD also announced to print around 6 crores National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books. As per the ministry, there was only 2 crore NCERT Books in the last two years. This will help students studying in private schools to have access to cheaper and quality books.
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