Systemic transformation of the delivery and quality of education in the state.
The Directorate of Elementary Education (DEE) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) have partnered with Samagra to transform elementary education in the state. The focus of the programme “Samarth” is to improve the learning levels of students in the state's 15,000 schools through systemic interventions. The key objectives of the program are:
Shifting the focus from ‘chapters’ to ‘competencies’ in the classroom, a subject-wise list of expected learning outcomes for classes 1 to 8 have been distributed to schools in the form of attractive charts called 'Seekhne Ke Pratifal'.
Distributing 55 lakh textbooks in 15,000 schools before the commencement of the academic session. Despite extreme weather, and two academic cycles, Himachal has become the first state in the country to achieve this feat.
Institutionalisation of a data-backed review and monitoring mechanism to identify challenges in schools and find implementable solutions to them. Review of over 7500 schools, covering 4 lakh students has been completed in the past few months.
Creation of a specialized e-SMS portal to assist the Elementary Education Department send official communication directly to directly to stakeholders like teachers, block officers, and district officers, over SMS. Over 5,00,000 SMSes have been utilised till now in the past 9 months
Introduction of an online portal for submission of "School Development Plan". The portal allows schools to self-define actionable targets, increasing accountability and enabling centralised monitoring.
Digitisation and analysis of student level assessment data of nearly 4 lakh elementary students. The process is made possible through large scale use of OMR technology. An online assessment dashboard has been created for enabling data backed decision making.
Khaas Shiksha is a continuous mechanism of recognition to celebrate teachers who undertake innovative and effective teaching practices in their schools. The overall objective is to promote best-practice sharing.