TN slips in the Performance Rating Index published by the Ministry of Education

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has slipped a notch below in the Performance Ranking Index (PGI) published by the School Department Education and Literacy Thursday under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.
Kerala and Andhra Pradesh maintained their position among the seven best performing states in the country along with Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chandigarh and Maharashtra.
The Performance Grading Index (PGI) is a comprehensive analysis of the school education system across the country.
The report said seven states – Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh – achieved the Tier 2 score of 901 to 950, while Tamil Nadu was a notch below Tier 3, with a score of 851. -900.
Interestingly, no state reached the Tier 1 score of 951-1000, as well as the lowest Tier 10 band, which is between 0 and 550.
According to the report, the most improved performance was that of Ladakh, which reached the Tier 4 score in 2020-21 after appearing in Tier 10 in 2019-20.
The Department of School Education and Literacy has developed the Performance Rating Index for States and Union Territories to provide an overview of school education performance and achievement across the country.
The main objective is to develop evidence-based policies and ensure quality education for all students in the country. The Department of Education in its report said the PGI should help states and UTs flag gaps in the education system and prioritize areas of intervention to ensure that the school education system is at a high level at all levels.
The scoring system was introduced in 2017-2018 and no state has achieved Tier 1 so far.