Performance of States with Respect to Facilities Provided in Schools of India | Original Article
This paper provides an overview of school education in India. First, it gives an overview of policies made for the betterment of the education system. Second, the paper examines school quality in terms of school infrastructure and teacher in-service training inputs. The paper presents a composite model which shows the rank of states of India based on combined scores of infrastructure facilities and teacher in-service training and also presents state wise growth rate from 2011-12 to 2015-16. Result gives way to evidence-based policy-making as states with high rank have already achieved the goal of schools with hundred per cent boundary wall, drinking water facilities, electricity and nearly hundred per cent schools with toilet and are working on other facilities like computers, ramps etc. Other states should also follow the same pattern and start working primarily on these basic facilities like drinking water, electricity and toilets. The growth rate of teachers’ in-service training is declining in maximum states which are a topic of major concern for educationists, policymakers as it may be a factor behind the low performance of students in exams.