New Delhi, November 7 (NE): The School Education Quality Index, (SEQI) prepared by NITI Aayog, took to twitter to announce the performance index ranking of smaller states under the Governance Processes Aiding Outcome Category on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
In the Governance Processes Aiding Outcome Category index for the best-performing Small States, Nagaland ranked second after Mizoram and Sikkim at third place in the School Education Quality Index. Under this category ranking index comprise factors like attendance, teacher adequacy, accountability and transparency. (Reference year 2016 – 2017).
It is important to note that on September 30, 2019, under the incremental performance ranking for category of the School Education Quality Index (SEQI), Nagaland ranked second after Meghalaya.
The smaller states which have been ranked separately include eight states –Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Goa, Mizoram, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
The School Education Quality Index (SEQI) was developed to evaluate the performance of States and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector. The index aims to bring an outcomes focus to education policy by providing States and UTs with a platform to identify their strengths and weaknesses and undertake requisite course corrections or policy interventions.
To facilitate like-to-like comparisons, States and UTs have been grouped as Large States, Small States and Union Territories. Within each of these groups, the indicator values have been appropriately scaled, normalized and weighted to generate an overall performance score and ranking for each State and UT.
Large states are ranked separately including 20 states; Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Punjab, Jammu Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.
(Note: Reference year for the ranking index is 2016- 2017, Newly formed UT will not be seen in the above mentioned lists/ranking)