Bengaluru

Not a single school gets A+ grade

As many as 1,783 schools have been assessed for quality and the findings present a dismal picture. All the schools — government, aided and unaided — have failed to get ‘A+’ grade. While in the first such survey conducted last year all the 1,020 government schools failed to get ‘A+’, the second survey had expanded the ambit to aided and unaided schools.

This year, another set of 1,021 government schools, 725 aided schools and 38 unaided schools were assessed by the Karnataka School Quality Assessment and Accreditation Council (KSQAAC) in the survey, which is now an annual feature.

The schools were judged on five parameters — physical environment and facilities, learning environment, leadership, community participation and innovative activities, apart from student learning achievement.

While the performance of government and aided schools is almost similar to each other, with most of the schools surveyed being under the ‘C’ bracket, unaided schools have obtained the maximum score in ‘C+’ category. However, the least scores have been obtained in ‘A’ grade for all three school categories.

Retaining the top sport, Chikkodi has once again performed the best, with 19 schools obtaining ‘A’ grade. Bidar, which has retained the last spot, has the maximum schools (30 schools) in the ‘D’ category. The same trend can also be seen in the SSLC results performance.

Maximum schools (880) have obtained the ‘D grade’ in learning achievement and minimum schools (1) have obtained ‘A+’. Meanwhile, a learning achievement analysis done class-wise reveals that as children move to higher classes, learning reduces. The average learning achievement for class 5 is 44.21 per cent, which marginally reduces to 44.20 per cent in class 7 and reduces further to 41.58 per cent in class 9.

The study also reveals that while students have fared well in the first language and second language, their performance is comparatively poor in mathematics, science and social science.

The participation from unaided schools was particularly less as a fee of Rs. 12,000 was levied on aided and unaided schools, while it was free for government schools.

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