Department of Education Releases District Performance Rating Index for School System

The Union Ministry of Education on Monday released the District Performance Rating Index (PGI-D) in the country for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 sessions, which assessed the performance of the education system. school education at the district level by creating an index for Comprehensive Analysis. In an official statement, the Ministry of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L) said, “The Indian education system is one of the largest in the world with around 15 lakh schools, 97 lakh teachers and nearly 26 million students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. backgrounds.”

The DoSE&L had designed the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for the states and published its report for the benchmark years 2017-18 to 2019-20. Based on the success of the state PGI, an 83-indicator-based PGI for the district (PGI-D) was designed to score all districts’ performance in school education. “Data is populated by districts through the online portal. The PGI-D should help state education departments identify district-level gaps and improve their performance in a decentralized manner. The PGI Score by indicator shows areas where a district needs to improve. The PGI-D will reflect the relative performance of all districts in a uniform scale that incentivizes them to perform better,” the ministry said.

He further stated that the PGI-D structure included a total weighting of 600 points out of 83 indicators, grouped into six categories: results, efficient classroom transaction, infrastructure facilities and student rights, school safety and protection. Childhood, Digital Learning and Processes of Governance. “These categories are further divided into 12 domains, namely, Learning Outcomes and Quality (LO), Access Outcomes (AO), Teacher Availability and Professional Development Outcomes (TAPDO), Learning Management (LM ), Learning Enrichment Activities (LEA), Infrastructure, Facilities, Student Rights (IF&SE), School Safety and Child Protection (SS&CP), Digital Learning (DL), Convergence and Use of Funds (FCV ), CRC Performance Improvement (CRCP), Attendance Monitoring Systems (AMS), and School Leadership Development (SLD),” it read.

The ministry said: “The PGI-D has classified the districts into ten grades, namely, the highest attainable grade is Daksh, which relates to districts scoring more than 90% of the total points in this category or in The lowest grade of the PGI-D is called Akanshi-3, which corresponds to scores of up to 10% of the total points.” The 2020-21 PGI-D is currently being compiled as the 2018-19 and 2019-20 PGI-Ds provided insight into intra-state comparison of school education progress. (ANI)

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