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Ministry of Education Releases Report on Performance Grading Index 2.0 for States/UTs for the Year 2021-22

Introduction:

  • The Indian Education System is one of the largest globally, with millions of schools, teachers, and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • The Ministry of Education has devised the Performance Grading Index (PGI) to assess the performance of the school education system at the state/UT level.
  • The PGI provides a comprehensive analysis and creates an index for evaluating the education system.

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Ministry of Education Releases Report on Performance Grading Index 2.0 for States/UTs for the Year 2021-22

Reasons for PGI 2.0:

  • The previous versions of PGI have become outdated and redundant.
  • The new PGI 2.0 aligns with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and monitors indicators related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • It focuses on quality indicators, includes digital initiatives and teacher education, and utilizes data from UDISE+ for better uniformity and comparability.

Structure of PGI 2.0:

  • PGI 2.0 comprises 73 indicators grouped into two categories: Outcomes and Governance Management (GM).
  • These categories are further divided into six domains: Learning Outcomes (LO), Access (A), Infrastructure & Facilities (IF), Equity (E), Governance Process (GP), and Teachers Education and Training (TE&T).

Grading System:

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Ministry of Education Releases Report on Performance Grading Index 2.0 for States/UTs for the Year 2021-22
  • PGI 2.0 classifies States/UTs into ten grades.
  • The highest achievable grade is Daksh, awarded to those scoring over 940 points out of a total of 1000.
  • The lowest grade is Akanshi-3, given to those scoring up to 460 points.

Objectives of PGI 2.0:

  • The aim is to encourage multi-pronged interventions to achieve optimal education outcomes.
  • It helps identify gaps and prioritize areas for intervention in the school education system.
  • Indicators are aligned with the NEP 2020 and policy initiatives for effective progress tracking.

Efficacy of PGI 2.0:

  • PGI 2.0 scores and grades attained by States/UTs in 2021-22 showcase the effectiveness of the system.
  • Indicator-wise scores highlight areas for improvement within each State/UT.

Key highlights in short

  • The Ministry of Education has released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2.0 for States/UTs for the year 2021-22.
  • PGI 2.0 replaces the previous versions and focuses on qualitative assessment, digital initiatives, and teacher education.
  • The structure comprises 73 indicators grouped into two categories: Outcomes and Governance Management.
  • States/UTs are classified into ten grades, with Daksh being the highest achievable grade and Akanshi-3 being the lowest.
  • PGI 2.0 aligns with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and aims to improve education outcomes and identify areas for intervention.
  • The release of PGI 2.0 demonstrates the efficacy of the system in assessing and improving the education system.