Union Education Ministry released performance grading index for districts

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According to the Performance Grading Index released by the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Ministry of Education (MoE), three districts of Rajasthan- Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Jaipur have been placed in 'Utkarsh' grade in the year 2019-20.

  • A year ago, no district came under the 'Utkarsh' category.

  • Rajasthan has the highest number of districts in this grade at 24, followed by Punjab (14), Gujarat (13), and Kerala (13).

  • The districts with the lowest score (1 out of 50) in this category in the year 2020 are South Salmara-Mankachar (Assam), Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh), North Garo Hills and South Garo Hills in Meghalaya, and Khowai (Tripura).

  • Bihar, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand have not a single district in the very best and best category.

  • Progress

  • As per the report, there has been an increase in the number of districts across all categories.

  • The number of districts in the very best grade increased from 49 to 86 during 2018-19 to 2019-20, showing "significant improvement".

  • 33 districts improved their scores in the results, but there was no improvement in grade-level.

  • Digital Learning Category: 20 districts have shown more than 20% improvement as compared to 2018-19, while 43 districts have improved their scores by more than 10% during 2019-20.

  • Infrastructural facilities: 478 districts improved their score in the year 2019-20 as compared to the year 2018-19.

  • About performance grading index

  • The PGI-D assesses the performance of the school education system at the district level by creating an index for comprehensive analysis.

  • The PGI-D structure consists of a total of 600 points across 83 indicators, grouped under six categories.

  • These categories are further divided into 12 domains.

  • Assessment Grade:

  • The PGI-D classifies districts into 10 grades. The highest grade is 'Daksh', for districts scoring more than 90% of the aggregate marks in that category or overall.

  • This is followed by 'Utkarsh' (81% to 90%), 'Ati Uttam' (71% to 80%), 'Uttam' (61% to 70%), 'Pracheshta-1' (51 % to 60%) and 'Pracheshta-2' (41% to 50%) is ranked.

  • The lowest grade in PGI-D is 'Aspirant-3' for a score of up to 10% of the total marks.

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