Private Schools at a Glance
Nearly half of India’s school children are enrolled in private schools (U-DISE 2019)
70% of students in private schools pay less than Rs 1,000
73% parents believe their children will have better learning outcomes in private schools
We found that there is a lack of reliable data of learning outcomes in private schools. Since parents do not have information to judge schools based on learning, they usually opt for schools based on weak proxies like infrastructure, reputation or medium of teaching.
Data for Demand
Reducing the information gap between schools and parents by equipping the latter with data on school quality based on standardized assessments in primary and middle grades.
Generate Evidence on Private Schools
Building a positive narrative through disseminating data and evidence to create an enabling environment for private schools to focus more on improving learning outcomes.
Assessments in Grades 3, 5 and 8
Assessments in Grades 3, 5 and 8 help monitor student progress over time and provide an overall picture of the education system’s performance. Aggregated at the school level, KSAs would provide valuable data about student learning and help stakeholders across the education system to evaluate progress on early grade competencies to take timely remedial action. These assessments are not meant for passing or failing a child but to understand the health of the education system.
In line with NEP’s recommendations to prioritize key stage assessments, CBSE conducted Structured Assessment for Analyzing Learning levels (SAFAL), which undertook key stage assessments at grades 3, 5, and 8.