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HRD ministry rolling out quality monitoring tools for SSA

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New Delhi, Oct 25 (UNI) The Ministry of Human Resource Development is rolling out a set of monitoring tools to provide quarterly and annual information on the quality of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA).

The tools developed in collaboration with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) cover student enrolment and actual attendance, pupil achievement levels, teacher availability and teacher training classroom practices, an official release said here.

Besides, they inlclude academic supervisions of schools by Cluster and Block Resource Centres and Community perceptions of school functioning.

The monitoring mechanism of the Ministry already includes progress report against key monthly indicators and more detailed quarterly progress reports submitted by State Implementing Societies to the Central Government.

A computerised Educational Management Information System (MIS) has been set up to give annual school based data.

In addition to this, 41 National Social Science Institutions have been tagged to all States/UTs to make independent and regular field visits to monitor performance.

Also, an independent Joint Review Mission reviews the progress of SSA twice a year along with external funding agencies.

Pupil achievement level sample surveys are conducted every three years by the NCERT to check increase in learning levels.

Several independent assessments/studies carried out for independent feedback on implementation of SSA.

The Ministry has also commissioned independent concurrent financial reviews, and 12 States have been covered so far.

The programme is reviewed by Secretary, School Education&Literacy in the Conference of State Education Secretaries and State Project Directors/Directors of SCERTs which takes place twice a year.

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