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.
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.
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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