Building a system to monitor and generate education data for marginalized schools in the Himalayan region of India
Dynamic (and Decentralized) Education Information System for Planning & Improvement (DEISPI): a Solution for Marginalized Schools
Grant Competition 2011
Reading Skill Targeted
Children in the Himalayan region usually do not complete their education and are not encouraged to pursue one.
The Big Idea
DEISPI disseminated a system for perpetual stakeholder-based (communities, students, teachers, and social actors) monitoring and generation of education data on three dimensions (student reading levels, instructional quality, and school operation). The data guides area-specific planning, as well as school/teacher/student-specific improvement actions, via peer-group 'education dialogues' for collaborative educational problem-solving.
DEISPI was piloted in 330 schools across 11 remote districts in India. Pragya aims to roll out the DEISPI to all marginalized schools - across 135 remote districts.
Blogs and Media
- ACR GCD in the News // Hindustan Times // September 27, 2012
Gurgaon-based NGO bags prestigious USAID recognition
Research and Resources
Pragya / Gargi BanerjiPragya shares their ACR GCD-funded innovation to pilot new information systems for gathering stakeholder education data in the Himalayan region of India.
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