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Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D)

Context: The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Union Ministry of Education, has recently released the Performance Grading Index (PGI-D) for 2018-19 and 2019-20. 


About the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D): 

PGI-D assesses the performance of the school education system at the District level by creating an index for comprehensive analysis. It aims to help the state to identify gaps at the district level and improve their performance in a decentralised manner. The indicator-wise PGI score will highlight the areas where a district needs to improve. The PGI-D will reflect the relative performance of all the districts on a uniform scale, encouraging them to perform better. 

The PGI-D structure comprises of total weightage of 600 points across 83 indicators, which are grouped under 6 categories, viz., 

  1. Outcomes
  2. Effective Classroom Transaction
  3. Infrastructure Facilities 
  4. Student’s Entitlements, School Safety & Child Protection
  5. Digital Learning 
  6. Governance Process. 

These categories are further divided into 12 domains, viz.,  

  1. Learning Outcomes and Quality (LO), 
  2. Access Outcomes (AO), 
  3. Teacher Availability and Professional Development Outcomes (TAPDO)
  4. Learning Management (LM)
  5. Learning Enrichment Activities (LEA)
  6. Infrastructure Facilities 
  7. Student Entitlements (IF&SE)
  8. School Safety and Child Protection (SS&CP), Digital Learning (DL)
  9. Funds convergence and utilisationutilisation (FCV),
  10. Enhancing CRCs Performance (CRCP),
  11. Attendance Monitoring Systems (AMS) 
  12. School Leadership Development (SLD). 

PGI-D grades the districts into ten grades viz., Highest achievable Grade is Daksh, which is for Districts scoring more than 90% of the total points in that category or overall. The lowest grade in PGI-D is called Akanshi-3, for scores upto10% of the total points. The ultimate objective of PGI-D is to help the districts prioritise areas for intervention in school education and thus improve to reach the highest grade.

The PGI-D 2020-21 is presently under compilation. PGI-D 2018-19 and 2019-20 provide insight into the intra-state comparison of the progress of School education.

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