Monday, March 17, 2014

Aurangabad moves up in educational development index


Aurangabad moves up in educational development index


AURANGABAD: For the first time since the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) was launched in 2003, Aurangabad district had the best results on two of the four indicators on quality of schooling as per the Educational Development Index (EDI) report 2012-13 released recently.

District education officers said Aurangabad was ranked first in terms of outcome index and second in terms of the overall EDI in the state.

The ministry of human resource development, Government of India, and the national university of educational planning and administration, New Delhi, initiated an effort to compute EDI in 2005-06. A set of 29 indicators were identified for evaluating EDI after the methodology was revised in 2009.

"The purpose of EDI is to summarize various aspects related to input, process and outcomes of various indicators and to identify geographical areas that lag behind in educational development," primary education officer Nitin Upasani at the zilla parishad said.

These indicators have been grouped under four categories namely, access, infrastructure, teacher and outcome. A separate index has been calculated for each of the four categories and EDI is an overall index of all these four indices.

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