Friday 11 November 2016

School Education Quality Index

NITI Aayog organized the first regional workshop on the School Education Quality Index (SEQI) in collaboration with the Ministry of HRD. It was done to improve the learning outcomes among school children in the national capital. The workshops on SEQI saw striking evidence on factors that determine the quality of school education being presented by the participants from the northern region. The objective was
to sensitize and support States/ UTs in improving learning outcomes among school children across India.

SEQI School Education Quality Index

The SEQI is a composite index that will report annual improvements of States on key domains of education quality, conceptualized and designed by NITI Aayog and the MHRD.

The larger vision of the index is to shift the focus of States from inputs towards outcomes, provide objective benchmarks for continuous annual improvements, encourage state-led innovations to improve quality and facilitate sharing of best practices.

In order to precisely report the quality of education imparted across India, the SEQI is divided into two categories: Outcomes and Governance & Management. These are further divided into three domains of Outcomes (Learning, Access and Equity) and two domains of Governance & Management (Governance Processes and Structural Reforms).

Currently the index has 34 indicators and 1000 points, with the highest weightage given to learning outcomes (600 out of 1000 points).

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